UFC 145: Jon Jones, Rashad Evans Spar With Shaq, Charles Barkley

Rashad Evans and Jon Jones visited the set of TNT's Inside The NBA Thursday night.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans visited the set of TNT's Inside The NBA late this week, giving feedback on some NBA brawls featuring Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal.

Some highlights from the eight minute video:

  • Evans explained what MMA is. Standing next to O'Neal, it was incredible how much he towered over him.
  • Barkley asked about both guys' excitement level 48 hours after the fight.
  • Kenny Smith inquired how much of going into a fight is technique and how much is anger. Jones says he doesn't believe in fighting out of anger.
  • Jones joked about challenging O'Neal, which prompted the big guy to show off his jab, cross and yes, his Superman punch.
  • Jones and Evans reviewed clips of an O'Neal/Barkley brawl from back in their playing days, Barkley vs. Bill Laimbeer and O'Neal throwing a punch at a Chicago Bulls player.
  • Barkley talked about hanging out with Georges St. Pierre recently and O'Neal gave a shoutout to Dana White and the Fertitta brothers.
  • There was zero animosity between Evans and Jones.

You can watch the eight-minute video here.

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