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Rashad Evans plays it straight, and correctly

Rashad Evans arrives at the UFC 114 after

Rashad Evans arrives at the UFC 114 after party at the Tabu Ultra Lounge following his victory over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson by unanimous decision in their light heavyweight bout at the MGM Grand. (May 29, 2010) Credit: Getty

NEWARK - Amid thousands of deep boos aimed in his direction, Rashad Evans took the correct approach to his in-ring interview after Jon Jones' onslaught of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

Evans, a champion trash talker, kept his cool and said nothing negative or incendiary or outrageous when placed in front of Jones to answer questions from Joe Rogan about the teammates potentially fighting for the title.

Credit Evans for not pulling a Kanye West and for letting Jones enjoy his moment.

This was supposed to be Evans' title shot but a knee injury six weeks ago shelved him. Jones then was given the shot after beating Ryan Bader at UFC 126.

Before either Jones or Evans were faced with the possibility of fighting one another, the two had routinely said they would never fight each other. That no longer seems to be an issue. Jones has said he'd take the fight, and Evans said he would, too. No fight has been announced yet.

New York Sports