"One thing to remember is Rashad is instrumental in this whole Jackson phenomenon starting. Without Rashad, who knows if it ever would have happened? He was one of the first guys to come in from out of town and join the team. And he was a guy who, when the sport was growing, he was winning fights and everybody was looking at him as he was getting better. People were calling Rashad up and he was bringing people to town, and without him, who knows if any of that would have ever happened? Without Rashad Evans, maybe this Jackson's phenomena never happens. ... You know, I haven't thought about it too much, but no question I would be supporting Rashad. He's one of my closest friends in the world. I have a lot of loyalty and friendship with him."
-- One of the forgotten men at Team Greg Jackson, Keith Jardine, brings yet another perspective to the crisis facing his longtime gym (via ESPN). "The Dean of Mean" believes his best friend, Rashad Evans, was instrumental in bringing fame to the team and wonders if the whole phenomena never happens if it weren't for his arrival and rise to the top of the sport. Jardine also doesn't hesitate to throw his support behind "Suga" in this feud between friends. The battle lines are quickly being drawn and we're beginning to see who is on whose side. "Judas" Jones, as Evans has taken to calling him, has yet to address this situation but as more and more fighters weigh in on this dispute, could we literally be watching the Jackson squad self-destruct? By the time it's all over, will there be anything left? Thoughts, Maniacs, if you will.