Evans recently offered to tighten up Jackson's skills at his camp while he trained for Jones, but Jackson rebuffed his offer stating that Evans was still on his 'hit list.' Still it's worth wondering if the two might patch things up after their fighting days are behind them.
"I don't know if we'll become friends after this whole fighting thing is over with," Evans said. "It's not a game between us, I can tell you that right now. When we go at it, we really do go out. We be slapping each other... we go at it."
The two were last seen "going at it" at a nightclub after Jackson's win over Machida at UFC 123.
"I seen him out and he was beyond drunk, like about to fall off the table drunk, and I went over to congratulate him on his win, but then I teased him because it was kind of a boring fight and he said that I made our fight boring," Evans recounted. "I said, ‘You talked a lot about how I fought you, but then you went out and tried to fight Machida the same way.' And he said, ‘Man, I ain't try to fight like you. You crazy.'
"And I was laughing right, and I looked away, and when I turned back around he hit me with like a playful slap. And I was like, ‘Is this dude crazy?' You know when somebody does something to you and you just can't believe they just did that. I was like, ‘This dude is out of his mind.' The slap didn't hurt though, it was like a slap that you would do on someone's back. Like a ‘good job' slap, but it was on my face. I was more mad that he touched my face. He wasn't in no shape to really rumble, but I did slap him back, and I was like, ‘Man your out of your mind.' And then when I did that everyone jumped in between us."
Though the two seem to be at one another's throats, Evans insists that there is a line of respect as well.
"It's kind of reminds me of a relationship I have with my brother," Evans said. "You know, we fight or something like that, and then we know not to cross the line at any point in time. We got respect for each other like that. We're not going to say anything too bad about each other. We'll say something to make each other mad, but we won't say something really bad. I ain't going to talk about his Momma, or anything like that. Nothing about his past."
You can catch the interview in its entirety below: