However, while it wasn't something that necessarily surprised Evans, his response to the situation may itself be surprising to some.
"Honestly, it's hard to really say if it surprised me," Evans said on Tuesday's "UFC Tonight" on Fuel TV (transcribed by MMAMania.com. "I just hate to see that happen to him, or to anybody, for that matter. Some people really could have got hurt. Thankfully, nobody did get hurt. Hopefully, he learned his lesson from it, and he can continue to move on and be a great Champion."
Penick's Analysis: It's a nice sentiment from Evans, a former rival and also former friend of Jones. With no one being hurt, the key - as we've stressed here since it happened - is that it doesn't happen again. So long as Jones moves on from this and it's not something that repeats itself this can be an unfortunate and regrettable footnote in his history.
[Rashad Evans art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]