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Phil Davis chuckles when told Jones-Evans betting odds

You beat up a sluggish Mauricio Rua, stop a New Jersey robber and appear on "The Tonight Show," and all hell breaks loose on the MMA betting front.

The UFC's newest mega-star, Jon Jones has definitely caught the attention of the public. As a result, his value in the Octagon may be a bit overvalued. Some off-shore books have already set the odds for a Jones-Rashad Evans fight. The champ's as high as minus-525.

Phil Davis trained with Jones back in the day and knows the advantages that working with someone can have mentally.

Larry Pepe of ProMMARadio recently told Davis about Jones being a 5-to-1 favorite over a former training partner in Evans.

A few updates from the teammate versus teammate front. Georges St-Pierre, another Greg Jackson fighter, thinks the situation is odd and says he wouldn't have taken the fight.{ysp:more}

"It's a pretty weird situation right now," the UFC welterweight champion told The Canadian Press. "I don't know what to say. Me, I would not fight a friend but it happens sometimes that I have two friends that are fighting each other. It's kind of an awkward situation."

Gilbert Melendez and Nick Diaz were asked recently about fighting teammates and both reacted strongly.

Diaz said Jones and Evans aren't longtime teammates and snapped when asked about fighting his brother, Nate.

"They're not real training partners though," Diaz said about Jones and Evans. "You don't understand, they're like 10 years apart for one and they didn't grow up training together. That guy's just brand new into the sport. He's just doing whatever, they've got him busy making photo shoots and press conferences, and conference calls and all this."

"That's what they've got them doing and they're not focused on what's important to them in life. I've got what works, and I've got what's got me there and that's my team. That's a disgusting thought to have to fight my brother. I don't even appreciate being asked about that," Diaz said.

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