Rashad Evans seethes over Dana White joke
A photo caption on an MMA website, about UFC President Dana White betting on Jon Jones, was meant as a joke.
But contender Rashad Evans, who fights Jones in Atlanta on Saturday for the light heavyweight title, didn't take it that way.
"Dana had to talk to Rashad on the phone for 30 minutes to calm him
down, to tell him, 'Are you crazy? There's no way I would ever bet on a
fight or bet against you,' " Lorenzo Fertitta, CEO of UFC parent Zuffa,
told USA Today, adding that Evans threw "a complete fit."
CagePotato.com posted a picture of White and Jones with the caption: "Not only am I paying Bones to wear UFC logos on his walkout gear next weekend, I also placed a $500,000 bet that he'd beat Rashad. Oh s---. I guess I shouldn't have said that out loud."
White demanded and got a retraction.
The website's managing editor, Ben Goldstein, told the newspaper: "This is just so silly that I want to print this retraction and get this behind us. I have no (problem) saying on our website, 'Look, it's just a joke. We didn't mean it to be intended this way.' I'm just not interested in turning this into some sort of beef with UFC. It's really not that important to me."