Jackson likely to corner Jones against Evans

source: 5thround.com

“I’ve got to sit down and make my decision and see what I feel is best for the team. Not for me, because I have my own personal feelings where I never want to ever do that,” Jackson said. “I’m going back and forth now because I have to think about what it means to be on a team. Are we just a collection of friends that train together? For me, it’s much more than that. It means something to be on this team and it means something to have teammates.

“Rashad kind of left that. I don’t know, I’m leaning toward cornering Jon right now. Just because, am I selfish, am I going to make this about me? Or am I gonna make this about the team? I can’t be self-centered. Even though it’s something that I don’t want to do, it might end up that way.”

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tags: Greg Jackson   Jon Jones (detail)  Rashad Evans (detail)  UFC 145   


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CalfCruncher site profile image  

2/8/12 1:21 PM by CalfCruncher

I don't think Rashad cares, he left the team, took Vanarsdale with him and created an new team in Florida. Why Jackson would even say this bewilders me. It is a no brainer, It should be Jones and it shouldn;t be an issue. By even bringing this up, what message are you sending to the fighter who is currently training in your GYM? Sorry, but this is a stupid thing to even bring up or even elaborate on.

NiteProwleR site profile image  

2/8/12 1:07 PM by NiteProwleR

Rashad via fight night head bobble left hook KO would be sweet.

theppfftt site profile image  

2/8/12 1:05 PM by theppfftt

Rashad is not in the jackson camp and hasn't been for a while. Greg has every right and i think should corner jones

Chiron site profile image  

2/7/12 7:28 PM by Chiron

Gotta give credit to those who said Jackson would end up cornering Jones. The dude is obviously fake. Nice how he tries to spin it like he doesn't want to but has to "for the good of the team". lol the gullible who still buy his lies.

Boofhead3 site profile image  

2/7/12 7:05 PM by Boofhead3

Jackson is a hypocrite

lockon site profile image  

2/7/12 6:40 PM by lockon

Not surprising at all.

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2/7/12 6:08 PM by kostello

If Rashad manages to get JBJ down... JBJ could lose.Rashad has good reflexes, if JBJ misses something fancy, Rashad is going to shoot on him.Points decision from there.

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2/7/12 6:03 PM by white

He actually said repeatedly that he would not corner either fighter - even after the split. He's also the same guy that made his fighters commit to not fighting each other, which is part of the reason Diego left, when GSP came on. The team was supposedly setup as a family - a brotherhood; hence the reason Jardine and Evans never fought. The dude talks about honor, loyalty, and family all the time, but he's just completely fake. As a fight fan I could really care less, because I get to watch this fight, but Jackson is coming off as a snake. Instead of telling Jones he was going against the system by saying he'd fight Evans, he just changed the system and pretended he had nothing to do with the situation. The guy is about money, pure and simple. Nothing wrong with that in and of itself, except that he plays the goodly Zen master.

Hunter V site profile image  

2/7/12 5:54 PM by Hunter V

This. IF Rashad stayed then he should have stepped aside. He left, so you coach who is on the team instead. As simple as that.

DavDav2 site profile image  

2/7/12 5:06 PM by DavDav2

yeah When they were on the same team, and had some form of relationship or a thought of one after he left. That is no longer the case, and has been made clear by Rashad for damn near a year now. He has no reason not to corning Jones now.