By Johanne Mitchell:
UFC President, Dana White slams Greg Jackson in another statement painted in “expletives”. Dana warns fighters not to fall for the warm and fuzzies of family talk by Greg Jackson and at the end of the day Greg is a businessman.
In an interview with Cagewriter, Dana uses the situation between former team mates Rashad Evans and UFC light heavyweight Champ Jon Jones, saying Greg Jackson told Rashad fighting team mates would never happen, they’re family.
“There is one thing that is an absolute fact, and no matter how often Greg Jackson pumps that family [expletive], Greg Jackson is a [expletive] businessman,” White told Cagewriter. “The more top guys he brings in, the more money he makes. There’s nothing wrong with Greg Jackson, but he’s a [expletive] businessman. Some of these fighters, who ought to know better but don’t listen to that [expletive] and don’t take it for the crock of [expletive] that it is. These guys need to make the decision where they train based on where they think they’ll get the best work and develop the best, and not on this [expletive] crazy idea that you’re becoming a part of a family.
“Greg Jackson [expletive] told Rashad this wouldn’t happen, that they’re family and all that other [expletive], but look what is going on now. Look and see who is at Jackson’s and who is not. Train where you think it’s going to be best for you and if that’s Jackson’s, that’s fine. Just don’t buy into this family [expletive] because there’s nothing to it. This is the fight business, not the friend business.”
We have seen MMA camps produce great fighters thus making coaches famous and sought after, but none as sought after as Jackson’s MMA Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Jackson Camp current title holders include:
Tom Watson BAMMA Middleweight Champion
Georges St-Pierre UFC Welterweight Champion
Carlos Condit Interim UFC Welterweight Champion
Jon Jones UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion