- Jan 11, 2011
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Quinton Jackson never shys away from telling the media what he thinks of you if you choose to fight him with a grappling orientated game plan.
Jackson said on today's conference call like he was almost aware of Glover Teixeira's game plan when it comes to fight day.
If I was to guess, I think it has something to do with a picture that was tweeted recently featuring Teixeira, Lyoto Machida and Chuck Liddell training at Blackhouse MMA in what looks like a grappling session.
"Glover is a guy who is just like everybody else, they say they are going to stand with me when most of his training camp is taking me down and fighting me on the ground just like the other guys. These cowards needs to do what they say they're going to do and stop trying to confuse me and have me training in other areas but I'm smarter than that now. Now I see his game plan."
Jackson also talked about his intentions to leave the UFC. When asked if it was linked with being matched up with wrestler-based fighters by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, he responded:
"No, no, that's just one of the reasons. That's not the primary reason. I have a new reason now, I sponsored by Reebok now and the UFC said I'm not allowed to wear Reebok in the cage when other fighters are sponsored by Nike and stuff, why can't I have Reebok? Stupid stuff like that. It's not about money, it's about respect. I put my life on the line and they don't appreciate it."
The UFC - I can't wear Reebok which I think is illegal as well.
Jackson then revealed that the UFC tried to re-negotiate his contract.
They re-negotiated my contract but I didn't want it. I think that the UFC don't know how to treat their athletes. They're getting rich off all of us, we have injuries, surgies, some of these guys fight for $10,000, $20,000, that ain't right, man.
You can listen to the conference call here.