Dana White: Greg Jackson Preaches Family But Really Just A Business Man | UFC NEWS

September 5, 2012 11:48 am by bjpenn.com staff 31 Comments
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“He’s definitely to blame, too, but there’s never been a case, ever, in UFC history, where a guy didn’t step up and take a fight. I had pretty good reason to be upset. I just think, the Greg Jackson stuff — this guy — this is my philosophy on trainers, too: You need a good trainer, a guy who’s gonna be there for you, who can kinda keep you in line and keep you training and everything else, but trainers don’t make fighters. Talented fighters make trainers, and that’s a fact. The thing you have to understand about Greg Jackson, too, and I’ll say it again — I said it before — this guy’s a businessman. First and foremost, before anything — this guy is a businessman. He built a business. ‘We’re a family.’ That’s what he kept telling Rashad Evans and Jon, so they wouldn’t fight, because ‘we’re a family.’ I told Rashad and Jon, ‘He’s not your family. Greg Jackson is not your family member, okay? If things go bad for you, tomorrow, Brother Greg isn’t gonna be there for you. Is he gonna pay your bills? Is he gonna take care of your family? Your real family? No, he’s not.’ And, you saw, when it came down to it, when push came to shove, who did Greg Jackson pick? He picked Jon Jones, the guy that he believed would beat Rashad. That’s a fact. That’s a business. He’s a businessman.”

UFC president Dana White discusses his feelings on famed coach Greg Jackson last night while on the set of “The Ultimate Fighter” with FUEL TV.

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