“It drives me crazy. First of all he’s fighting a 5′ 10″ unbelievable wrestler – that’s who he is facing in Daniel Cormier. [But] he’s training with 6′ 10″ no-wrestling, all-stand up kickboxer Alistair Overeem. And Alistair Overeem lands on his leg and busts his knee up and gives him a high ankle sprain. I mean, I just don’t know why he would be training with Alistair Overeem for a fight when he’s going to fight a 5′ 10″ wrestler. I don’t know, it’s frustrating. I wanted to pick the phone up about 20 times and call [Greg Jackson] and say ‘What are you doing? Why’s he training with Alistair Overeem to fight Daniel Cormier? Please tell me how that makes sense?’ But I didn’t. I bit my tongue, until right this second.”
Dana White spoke on Jim Rome’s podcast about his frustration with Greg Jackson, who he believes shouldn’t have let Jon Jones spar with Alistair Overeem leading up to his UFC 178 fight against Daniel Cormier, a mistake that ultimately postponed Jones vs. Cormier.