Now more than ever, especially after Evans defeated Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 133 back on August 6 in Philadelphia, solidifying his status as the light heavyweight division's number one contender.
The performance, which Jones referred to as the "same stuff" he's always seen from his former training partner, snapped a 14-month layoff and a change in fights, camps and opponents.
Following the fight, "Suga" told media members at the "Evans vs. Ortiz 2" press conference that he wants to "teach Jon Jones a lesson."
"Bones" took to his official Twitter account to respond:
"Sometimes I feel like apologizing for whatever I did to him to make him hate me so much. He's says I betray him. I clearly said I would HATE to have to fight my teammate and the ONLY way it could ever possibly happen is if Dana would fire me over it. He used that to start calling me Judas and a @JacksonsMMA [traitor]. He was looking for an excuse to bring out his envy after I won the belt. He was never my friend, he's a jealous snake."
These two are expected to settle their differences in early 2012 -- assuming Jones can overcome the challenge of former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson at UFC 135 on September 24 in Denver.
In the meantime, prepare yourselves for months of anger, bitterness and name calling. And that's just from my Nostradumbass predictions column. But while we're at it, we should probably prepare for the same thing from two of the world's top 205-pounders.
Are you ready to see these two throw down? Or predicting "Rampage" to play spoiler?