Johnson on Jones Injury: ‘Overeem hurts people accidentally on purpose all the time’

August 15, 2014 8:12 pm by bjpenn.com staff Leave your thoughts
Alistair Overeem

“He did some things here that were like that. But I didn’t think he’d take that into Greg Jackson’s gym. Not the stuff that happened anywhere else. So that shocked me.

“I just figured when I first heard he was hurt that it was an accident with one of his usual training partners, not some one who’s just come in and has hurt him. Greg Jackson says it wasn’t on purpose, but I know the man and when he was here he was always hurting somebody. Accidentally on purpose. And it ain’t because he’s clumsy, he ain’t clumsy, he would just hurt you.

“I’ve seen the guy do it. I’ve seen him basically bullying and stuff. Now I can’t speak on what happened with him and Jon because I wasn’t there. They could have been training like pro athletes and really just pushing each other and a freak accident happens. And I hope Jon recovers and comes back stronger. But if it really wasn’t an accident, then I feel sorry for Jon and I hope he recovers regardless. But when Overeem is involved, it is what it is.”

In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson talks about his old Blackzilian teammate, Alistair Overeem.

Of course, for those just now getting caught up, Jon Jones was injured and forced into surgery after a training accident with Alistair Overeem blew his knee out.

However, despite Overeem’s  reputation, the guys at Greg Jackson’s insist it was an accident.




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