Greg Jackson to Corner Jon Jones Against Rashad Evans

Greg Jackson. Photo courtesy of Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts.

Nearly a year after an ugly divorce with former student Rashad Evans came about, heralded trainer Greg Jackson has confirmed that he will prepare and ultimately corner Jon Jones for his upcoming grudge match against Evans in April.

Jones announced the news via his Twitter account this afternoon.

The confirmation comes just a couple of weeks after Jackson admitted for the first time that he was considering helping Jones after stating multiple times in the past that he would have no part of a fight between the two.

Evans left the Jackson's stable last March in favor of his current training team, the "Blackzilans", after Jones received a shot at then-champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua following Evans suffering an injury during training camp. A statement released by Evans at the time said that the former light heavyweight champion felt that Jackson "didn't have his best interests anymore" and that Jackson had changed as a coach after bringing Jones on board two years prior against Evans' wishes.

Jones has since continued to work with Jackson at his Albuquerque. New Mexico home base. Evans meanwhile has spearheaded a camp at Imperial Athletics in Florida, working alongside many former American Top Team fighters and additional faces such as Anthony Johnson and Michael Johnson.

Jones' tweet comes at an interesting time. The fight is now eight weeks away for both fighters and official preparation has started. While Evans has made it known that his departure from Jackson's is now a thing of the past, one has to wonder if Jackson's decision to support Jones and not cling to his original decision will affect Evans at all.


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