It's not a real beef until there's a nightclub altercation, and this beef follows suit. The two crossed paths at Surrender, a Las Vegas nightclub, in May 2011 before there first supposed matchup at UFC 133 on August 6. Not many know what actually happened, but what is known is that the two were there with other fighters for the UFC Summit and had words.
Rashad claimed that Jones asked to speak to him privately and then told him that he would be his first highlight knockout. Jones said that Rashad was the one who started the shit-talking by saying he would smash him at their fight. It was also reported that GSP got annoyed and told them to take it outside. Either way, no punches were thrown.