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.