Greg Jackson expects no backlash over assuming Fight Master role


Damon Martin, writing for Bleacher Report, says Greg Jackson does not anticipate any repercussions over his participation as a coach in the Spike TV reality series Fight Master:, which will be competing with the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter.

Jackson will join Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren as coaches. Filming is expected to being in a few weeks, ahead of a Summer debut.

"I don't think so," said Jackson during a media conference call on Tuesday. "Because like Randy I've worked with Bellator before, and I don't think it should be a problem. My fighters are my fighters, and I'm me and like Frank said as well, I think it's good for the sport,."

"Even Dana would admit that it's good for the sport to have other organizations around.  So I don't foresee any problems."

This year, with Jon Jones coaching The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, Jackson opted not to be a part of his staff, due to the sheer amount of competitors getting ready for fights who needed his undivided attention.

Jackson explains that he will still be able to travel to shows on weekends and help corner his fighters, and even when the show is filming, his time commitment isn't so serious that he will be away for long stretches.

"IIt's very doable," said Jackson. "The great thing is you know you have great assistant coaches and that's always been one of my strengths as a team are the coaches around me, they're much better than I am, but just having that support system allows me the freedom to kind of move around a little bit. So I'm very, very blessed and lucky for that."

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atlantis_ninjah site profile image  

2/8/13 12:47 PM by atlantis_ninjah

Greg Jackson is such a faggot trying to take credit for all his affiliate gyms, Faras Zahabi should be in the corner of GSP hes the one who actually spends time there in Montreal coaching GSP. Then Greg tries to put on "humble" act, "oh ya know, Im not the best or smartest guys out there I just know how to eek out decisions"

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2/8/13 3:17 AM by IHangFromBJsBallSack

The fuck you talking about? Stfu.

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2/8/13 1:28 AM by dermotfix

This is not mobster mentality.

TDogg926 site profile image  

2/7/13 11:06 PM by TDogg926

Never said that did I? Nope. K thanks bye

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2/7/13 9:24 PM by LOAN VIPER

This time you got it wrong.

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2/7/13 8:51 PM by ssj

confused 13ers gonna 13

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2/7/13 8:33 PM by Barbalos

"Greg Jackson can't even get a m--- f--- ticket for this event"

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2/7/13 8:24 PM by Phisher

More regurgitated stupidity from Dana. Like the only people who are allowed to turn a profit in MMA are the ones who own shares in Zuffa.

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2/7/13 8:21 PM by Macedawgg

Is Damon Martin no longer with MMA Weekly?

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2/7/13 8:13 PM by TDogg926

I 100% agree with what you said too.