Jones kept Seagal out of his dressing room

by Sean Smith | source:

Jon Jones is well on the road to establishing himself as the greatest fighter in the sport, or perhaps any fight sport. He is also one of the smartest, as indicated by keeping Steven Seagal at bay.

Days before UFC 135, Seagal contacted Jones and asked if he could speak with the champion in the dressing rooms before his fight. Judging by his last-minute request, without knowing all the details behind the conversation, it is beginning to seem as if Seagal—an actor—is trying to leech onto MMA fighters for his own benefit.

While Seagal's mainstream popularity is beginning to dwindle, MMA is growing by leaps and bounds. Clearly, there was little Seagal could help Jones with in the moments leading up to the fight that renowned trainer Greg Jackson could not.

"He was wondering if he could come and talk to me backstage before the fight, just give me some words of encouragement," Jones told the media at the post-fight press conference. "I didn't think that would be a good idea. My training staff works very hard on me. I'm their prodigy. I wouldn't want to disrespect them by welcoming someone else's master into our room, into our house, into our family."

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9/28/11 12:40 AM by supersaiyan

always loved her...and the China Obrien movies

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9/27/11 11:27 PM by Yoshida4Life

"Trolling" is the accusation that people throw around when (a) they have strongly held views and (b)somebody comes along and argues against their strongly held views using reasoning they don't know how to refute.I am not trolling, I am dead serious. Steven Seagal is the real deal as a martial artist, and he has already proved it.

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9/26/11 11:25 PM by Dogman

LOL Yoshida is a master at trolling.

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9/26/11 10:52 PM by Yoshida4Life

Thanks for the kind words, bro.As it happens, I am not too impressed with yuor intelligence either.Master Seagal was a martial artist long before he became a movie star, and has many years of experience in multiple arts.Different coaches specialize in different things, and not everyone is required to teach those on the lower rungs. Master Seagal has used his hard earned knowledge of the martial arts to improve the technique of Anderson Silva, *because Anderson actually sought him out*. Now what is the problem?

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9/26/11 8:03 PM by NAAFS

Cynthia is a bad ass! And kind of hot for her age IMO

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9/26/11 7:43 PM by StretchPlum

Doesn't talk too much about Cindy Rothrock kicking his ass in Germany either.

StretchPlum site profile image  

9/26/11 7:43 PM by StretchPlum

Doesn't talk too much about Cindy Rothrock kicking his ass in Germany either.

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9/26/11 6:36 PM by HoomanCan

Here is the interview with Seagal getting choked out. Good stuff.

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9/26/11 5:58 PM by Magnum TA

This is just more of the UFC copying the storylines we see in WWE. I won't be surprised if we see Segal giving Rashad Evans pointers on the countdown show for this fight. Ariel Helwani is a pro wrestling hack so he is eating this up.

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9/26/11 5:51 PM by what