UFC's Rashad Evans Hopeful Jon Jones Can Move Forward Following DWI Arrest

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones (right) during his bout against Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Rashad Evans isn't exactly Jon Jones' biggest fan. Knowing that, it's surprising to know that Evans didn't go a little harder at Jon for his recent DWI arrest when he on UFC Tonight. Instead, Evans seemed pretty compassionate about the situation.

When on the show, here's what Rashad had to say about the situation:

Honestly, it is hard to really say if it surprised me. I hate to see that happen to someone. Thankfully, no one got hurt and hopefully he can move forward from it.

Also on the show, Ariel Helwani explained all the next steps for Jon after his plea deal.

Here's what happens next according to Ariel:

Next for him is that he has to stay out of trouble between now and June 19. On June 19, he is due back in court where he will receive his plea bargain, which says that he must remain out of trouble for a year, take classes, pay the fines and also put a breathalyzer in his car that will make him take a test before he begins to drive his car. He has agreed to this and if he sticks with it, he won't have to take any further penalties.

Personally, I'm still waiting for Jon to man up and talk about the situation in public in a way that owns up to his own mistake without referencing "haters" and "people trying to bring him down."

We keep seeing Dana White talk about the situation, saying he knows Jon has learned from the situation and that it was "just a mistake" but Jon himself needs to step up, take his lumps and own up to his own mistake. It's not a very good look when the only thing you've had to say publicly about the situation involved a lot of talking about how people are mean to you.

Time to man up, Jon.

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