Enemies with benefits

Some see ruined friendships as tragic. UFC president Dana White sees gold.

Updated: August 13, 2012, 3:23 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

RASHAD EVANS remembers the day in 2010 when Jon Jones first walked into his MMA training camp in New Mexico. Jones was gangly but promising, and Evans, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, was leery about working with a kid nearly a decade younger who was chasing the same goal he was: to become the best 205-pound fighter in the world. "But I ended up falling for him," Evans says. "Jon would run up to me and say, 'What's it like when everyone is taking your picture? What's ...

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