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Jones vs Evans, who wins this mental battle between friends?

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Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 09:29 AM   11 comments

So the most awaited UFC bout in recent months is just days away. Jon Jones will defend his title when he faces Rashad Evans Saturday night. This fight though is very different from others mainly because these two opponents used to be very close friends, training partners and members of the same gym.

The media is taking advantage of this into making it the most dramatic fight in history but facts are facts. Evans and Jones in all reality were very close, so there is no need to exaggerate anything. The question is what happened between these two people that today they are tied in one of the fiercest rivalries in the sports history.

It goes beyond just two men, as the gym and the team that Jon Jones trains with are also split up between whose side they are on. Some see this as a professional bout between two icons and prefer to say that emotions don’t get in the way but reality has proven different. It has caused some in the Jon Jones camp to decline sparring with him or helping him train, people who have known Evans when Jones was merely a teenager. It caused Evans to completely part ways with his long time coach, friend and mentor in Greg Jackson. Evans and Greg worked together for years but now Greg is the main guy in Jon Jones’s corner and Evans feels betrayed.

According to Evans he along with George St. Pierre are the reasons that Greg Jackson and his gym are even on the map. Some of that might actually be true, because what would a gym or a coach be without the uber talents that they produced. It is never 100% coaching but also the dedication and pure talent of the fighters so in a way I agree with Evans here.

Either way this should definitely be a show down to remember with Jon Jones being the favourite marked at minus 588 and Evans sitting at plus 400. Interesting to see if the champ will continue his improbable rise to stardom or will it be cut short by a living legend.

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CappaDon says:
4/17/2012 3:01:32 PM
Why cant anyone login to ur website today??
Sportsbook_com says:
4/18/2012 6:55:48 AM
@CappaDon could you please let me know when n from where did you try to log in? could really use that info if in fact there was an issue...
CappaDon says:
4/18/2012 12:08:08 PM
No problems logging in today.  Couldnt log in during the day yesterday, though mobile site either.  Problem seems to be resolved
Sportsbook_com says:
4/18/2012 12:24:26 PM
@CappaDon thats good to hear that today all is fine, could you pm me so I could find out more on the issue so it doesn't happen again...thanks for the feedback btw...
2A7D16FDDB304F80B18583F299D4B13D says:
4/18/2012 6:38:34 PM
Wow cannot believe someone from would show their face on a respected sports gambling forum with their 2ND TO NONE bad rep. for not playing players or at least slow playing the hell out of them 1st.

If was the only game in town, i would quit gambling yesterday, even if i knew i could win on something con. and make a lot of money. 

What would be the point?
dustyent says:
4/19/2012 3:45:03 AM
sportsbook...why no response to this.

I have a question,who wins at your book ? Oh, it doesnt matter you don't pay them if they win.

4/9/2012 11:50 AM payment dispute update

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by SBR on April 7th, 2012. SBR is told that a trace has been initiated

on the player's $9,800 withdrawal, which was requested February 17th,

2012. The player contacted SBR for assistance after having no luck

inquiring on the status of his payment with representatives. SBR wiill update this report as the player confirms payment.

4/7/2012 12:57 PM player owed $9,800

US (SBR rating D-) player submits a payment complaint. The player

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ctm1985 says:
4/19/2012 5:30:04 AM
Ha, was actually the first book I ever wagered at maybe 7 or 8 years ago.  I remember reading lots of bad things about them even then, so I never went back.  Guess things haven't changed, how are they still around?
dustyent says:
4/19/2012 2:09:42 PM
hey sportsbook, i can't login again today. what's wrong with the site. 2nd time this week. only way i can login is if i click deposit, but that's the only thing i can get into. can't make me bets or view lines. weird that only the deposit screen is working and the rest of the site is down. what the hell is going on with you guys. where did u go? answer some of these questions.
trust-me says:
4/19/2012 6:35:11 PM

The only place to play is pinnacle sports and sportsinteraction
I had 1 prob with sports interaction years ago but i think it had to do with it being the holidays but never had a prob with pinnacle so bottom line stick with them alot of imposters out there
Sportsbook_com says:
4/20/2012 4:30:19 AM
Hi regards to the complaints, if you are outside of the US please PM me and I will help out with whatever issues you might be having...if you are in fact in the US then unfortunately nothing could be done as we are a separate company from them, the brand was split between the US and the rest of the world.
Crashdavis565 says:
4/21/2012 5:16:09 PM
Jones cannot lose.
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