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Old 08-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Icon4 Greg Jackson offers up his side of the story on UFC 151 fiasco

“Chael is in a great position in that he’d been training with Dan Henderson for this fight, getting him ready, and he’s in shape. He knows the plan on what they’re gonna do to get around Jon. So he’s ready to go. It’s not like he’s stepping off the couch and into a fight. So taking a fight of that caliber with a guy that’s ready, on three days notice, for a world championship, without any time to prepare, is just not professional to me,” stated Jackson, adding,

“It was actually three days notice; it’s not eight days notice because you don’t train the last week of a fight camp. That’s when you do media and weight cutting; there’s no real training going on there. When I was asked if fighting Sonnen for a world title on three days notice was a smart idea, I said no.”

The accomplished coach also revealed he was never given the impression Jones’ removal from the show would result in the event being axed, though even if he had it doesn’t appear as though Jackson would have felt any differently.

“I don’t think I would’ve changed my opinion about it. That still doesn’t sound like a good idea at all,” said Jackson. “I was giving my opinion on if that was a good fight or not. Sonnen is no joke. He’s a great, great fighter.”

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #2

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Pretty reasonable.

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Sad, desperate attempt at damage control.

The bottom line is, Jackson told Bones that taking the fight would be the worst decision of his career. Turns out, the worst decision of his career was listening to Greg Jackson.

Jackson isn't signing Jones's checks.

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Incoming Jackson hate

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #5

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Inb4 jones haters dont bother reading and just start hating on Jackson.

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #6

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So he is mad that the guy stepping up to fight the I'll fight anybody anywhere champ would be in shape with a game plan

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damage control

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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blah blah blah.. Jones have had a full training camp for a better and bigger team quest fighter.

the better question is: what would Chuck Liddell have done?

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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I don't care what he says man, he had a FULL CAMP. There are excuses but his aren't that reasonable.

Jose Aldo is and has been the best fighter in MMA for a while.

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nice gameplan greg, wait a couple days then let us hear your excuses.

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