Greg Jackson won't train either GSP or Condit


Ariel Helwani: Greg, two of your star fighters are going to fight each other in October. What will do you?

Greg Jackson: Teammate protocols are pretty clear in this situation so everybody knows what happening. I step out, the other coaches -- John [Danaher], Phil [Nurse] and Firas [Zahabi] -- will take care of GSP and probably [Mike] Winkeljohn and some of the other guys here will take care of Carlos. But I step out of it, so I won't be cornering either guy. They'll fight each other. Those are the new teammate protocols. We knew this would be coming -- it will probably be coming again --but this time we are very well prepared.

AH: Are you disappointed that they have to fight each other?

GJ: Nah, I mean, I don't like it. They are two of my friends. Me and Georges, I mean, I love that man to death. And Carlos has been, since he came back to the gym, has been on a destruction streak. So they both have to eat, they have to make money. I really love training, working with my guys. There's two of my favorites that I don't get to work with this time, so that's kind of a bummer. But I don't care about the money; I don't care about the fame; I don't care about any of that stuff. They've got to make a living, but I can't look across the cage at one of my guys. I just can't do it

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stlnl2 site profile image  

9/9/11 9:41 AM by stlnl2

It was better than looking dude..something I was going to type.

Stipe site profile image  

9/9/11 4:04 AM by Stipe

lol @ "zirabis"

Jaybrone site profile image  

9/9/11 2:37 AM by Jaybrone

When will people realize that GJ is not GSP's coach. he is more just a gameplan/corner man for GSP. He brings GJ up to MOntreal the last few weeks to tweak gameplans and to be in his corner for the fight.

DVDragon site profile image  

9/8/11 11:55 PM by DVDragon

I read it and it was good enough for me. Sounds like you would have more knowledge on the subject than I would. I was just pointing out what Carlos said himself contradicted what Fat Guy's Food posted.

sevr1 site profile image  

9/8/11 11:42 PM by sevr1

 If you guys would read my post, your Jackson's/not Jackson's argument would be finished...

TheCorrect site profile image  

9/8/11 10:26 PM by TheCorrect

No worries my man. We all get carried away sometimes.

DVDragon site profile image  

9/8/11 10:15 PM by DVDragon

Yeah, you can have whatever opinion you want. I have opinions about certain fighters that a lot of people don't agree with. I was probably out of line calling you an idiot earlier. Just kind of a reflex on here sometimes with some of the people you have to deal with.

TheCorrect site profile image  

9/8/11 10:11 PM by TheCorrect

I did say it was an observation from the start. I still feel that way about Jackson as a coach, but I recognize that others may not share that opinion.Fair enough?

DVDragon site profile image  

9/8/11 10:02 PM by DVDragon

LOL @ 03'er making a broad generalization but not having any evidence to back it up when questioned by an 08'er. You made a stupid comment, we've all done it. Just own up to it and we'll move on. No hard feelings.

TheCorrect site profile image  

9/8/11 9:57 PM by TheCorrect

LOL @ an 08'er being a join date snob!