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Tuesday, 04/03/2012, 11:11 am

Greg Jacksons Decision To Coach Jones Against Evans Is His Duty, Says The Coach


“I felt I had kind of a duty to the team. What I mean by that is Jon Jones is on the team, Rashad has left the team and has made it pretty clear he’s not coming back. My personal feeling, if I wanted to be a little selfish, I would say, ‘I don’t want to deal with any of it. I don’t want to be there at all.’ But it has to mean something to be on a team. It has to mean something, and I felt I had a duty to do that, because Jon’s on the team, so it’s my responsibility to corner him. Even though it’s a really hard decision, I decided to go with it… It’s not fun. I wouldn’t call it weird, it’s just not fun. I love Jon to death, but I love Rashad, too. And so it’s not a position I enjoy at all. It’s not something I like, but it something I think I have to do.”

Famed MMA coach Greg Jackson took to “The MMA Hour” podcast to share his feelings about cornering his student Jon Jones against his former student Rashad Evans at this month’s UFC 145 event in Atlanta.

Jackson helped mold and shape Evans into a true Mixed Martial Artist, however upon Jones earning UFC gold, Evans departed from the team. Now Jones is the golden boy in New Mexico and Jackson will use his coaching skills to keep that belt at home.

Thoughts?

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25 Comments to Greg Jacksons Decision To Coach Jones Against Evans Is His Duty, Says The Coach

  1. JOSH says:

    I think he is fool of it and is hoping and praying that Jones smashes Rashad. when the cameras arent there he is prolly talking all types of shit about rashad.

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      I think you’re probably right, although you can’t really argue with him coaching Jones now Rashad has left. Jackson has backed his horse….

  2. DMAC says:

    He’s about as full of shit as Jones!

  3. koolG says:

    I really do hope evans smashes jones i hate jones and jackson…

  4. haha says:

    that whole camp is full of shit… first jones flip flopping on his word then jackson. don’t believe shit any of those guys say.

  5. Xaninho says:

    He’s JBJ’s trainer and Evans left the gym ….so why is it such a big thing he’s in JBJ’s corner again?

  6. J-Rock says:

    It would of been interesting to see what Jones would do without Jackson in his corner. I know he would of for sure lose

  7. jbeamazing says:

    Greg Jackson makes exciting fighters point fighters besides bones mma could live without him

  8. HaVaginaButts says:

    Jackson made this an issue when he said he wouldn’t coach against Rashad. He has now flip flopped on the issue and will coach against Rashad. It could have been a non-issue to begin with if he had just said he would coach the guys in his camp. I know it’s not an easy decision, but he created the problem himself.

  9. Sean Cassidy says:

    evans is a pretty big underdog but i dont care either way really but I dont like to see jones being as unsportmanlike as evans I’ve lost respect for both fighters

  10. Alfonso Alvarez says:

    Greg Jackson is a jackass! I hope Rashad throws “Bones” a Beating! Jackson turns real fighters into point fighters. People pay big money to see a real fight not one guy to lay on another and stall ,or to run the whole fight , thats insanely boring !

  11. true mma says:

    Jackson needs Jones more than Jones needs Jackson.

  12. can’t tell if i like GJ or hate GJ

  13. true mma says:

    The only fighter I like from that camp is condit, but not anymore after he ran like a little bitch and is ducking the WW division. Man up road runner.

    • Jordon says:

      God, people are so stupid. Why would Condit just stand and bang with Diaz when Diaz is better at it? Why would he fight to Diaz’s strength? That would be very dumb on his part. Please people, use your brains. It is MMA, not a bar fight. It’s a sport… It’s evolved and gameplans are very important and i for one enjoy watching fighters employ their gameplans successfully…

  14. mzel says:

    no one knows what goes on behind those closed doors, but if your former pupil leaves the camp because he wanted the title and the other pupli got it first then why is jones and jackson the bad guys? you don’t know if evans is talking smack about them. it’s all about team like he said. how can you go and not stand by the champ that you made. i don’t know but if my trainer left me for the guy that left his camp then i would be pissed off. and to the naysayers of jones talent, let’s just say both fought rampage and machida and not only did jones beat both of them, he put one to sleep and the other tap, evans lost his belt to machida and ran around from rampage.

  15. oldsoul says:

    eat a few magic mushies and look objectively for once. yes, rashad evans and greg jackson had a past. does it matter at all that he’s coaching against him? not in the least for two reasons. one, he is no longer coached under greg jackson AT ALL. and two, his former student in rashad happens to be facing (argueably) his most renoun fighter for the time being. this will be a drastically large advantage for jones, since jackson has had the pleasure of thoroughly coaching the both of him. regardless of whether or not evans has changed up his MO, bones takes this before the championship rounds.

    get some

  16. Q says:

    Greg Jackson looks like a muppet

  17. The King says:

    This guy is a faking weasel! You gotta love that shit eatin smirk he always has on his face.. MMA could have done without this ***** ass weasel. THE INVENTOR OF LAY AND PRAY.

  18. The King says:

    I’d love to hit this guy… HARD!!!!

    • Hey tough guy says:

      Jackson lives in New Mexico and is so easy to find. Go after him, dumbass.. Oh, I forgot, your manager at McDonalds won’t give you the time off to drive your piece of shit from Assville to Albuquerque. Quit your minimum wage job, get on a Greyhound, and take care yo business, you ass.

      p.s. faking? look at your avatar, you joke. your opinion means shit.

  19. maurice says:

    lol at all the hate jackson is getting. it makes complete since. why wouldnt he coach his current prodigy, over a old teammate who does nothing but talk shit about jackson gym? Rashad isnt on the team anymore and obviously wants nothing to do with them. i would coach jones too, and make him shut rashad up forever. with that said, i still hate jackson and not a big fan of bones. but after the way jones did shogun, machida and page, there is no way in hell rashad has anything to offer him. because we all know page, machida, and shogun are the cream of the crop at lhw. rashad is literally the easiest opponent jones has faced since bader! because beside a decent takedown, rashad doesnt offer bones a damn thing.

  20. maurice says:

    rashad probaby read that jackson will coach jones and then shit his pants. as we all know jackson MADE rashad evans.

  21. Just like family guy has balls on his chin, Greg Jackson has a huge penis in between his eyes. Dude looks like the stunt double for that dude from Spongebob.

    Jacksons dinklepuss and winkiejohn mma.

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