Friends Fighting Friends on HDNet’s “Inside MMA” This Friday

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WHAT: The announcement that former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans would fight each other for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title has reignited one of the most controversial debates in MMA: friends fighting friends.

This Friday, Kenny and Bas are joined by Greg Jackson – the man at the center of the Jones-Evans relationship – along with Jim Miller, and Mike Kyle to talk about teammates fighting each other.

“What we have to do as trainers is, make sure that we’re able to keep that team unity, that giving environment that all these great camps have,” said Jackson. “But still be able to at the end of the day, if there’s a title on the line or something big like that, be able to fight each other.”

A preview clip is available at:
http://www.axs.tv/blogs/2011/03/inside-mma-513-preview/

WHEN: This Friday, April 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet. Then, “HDNet Fights: United Glory World Series- Round Two ‘Survival'” will air immediately following HDNet’s live coverage of the Championship Game of the College Basketball Invitational – Oregon vs. Creighton. CBI coverage begins at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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