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Evans: Jones looks like he has it all but that's 'obviously not the case'

Former UFC champ Rashad Evans opens up about his rival and former training partner Jon Jones.

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With former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones appearing in front of a New Mexico judge in his hit and run case today, his old friend turned bitter rival Rashad Evans had some insights on Jones to share with Fox Sports.

"It's kind of a sad situation for me honestly. My heart really goes out to Jon because despite us having our beefs and everything, I care about Jon as a person," Evans told FOX Sports recently. "I think when this journey's over and said and done, I hope we can all grow as people and look back and say we had crazy years training together and fighting together.

"I don't wish the hardships that he's going through on anybody. To have a drug problem like he had or be in a situation like he is in right now because it's a serious thing because it tears down so many people around you that care about you. The hardest thing in the world is to watch someone you love really not be able to get themselves together and really struggle on a level so bad when it seems and it appears that they have it all.

"You look at someone like that person has it all, but then you don't really know what their internal struggles are like," Evans said. "For me, I'm sad for him because he's the champion of the world, he has loads of money and a great family behind him that supports him, but what's the thing that's missing? That's the hard thing to see from the outside looking in because from the outside it looks like he has it all but on the inside that's obviously not the case."

Evans returns to action this Saturday against Ryan Bader at UFC 192.

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