Greg Jackson: “You’re both grown-ass men. I’m not the boss of either of you, and I’m not your dad.”

World renowned MMA coach, Greg Jackson speaks on the problems surrounding the champion, the number one contender and former team mates, Jon Jones and Rashad Evans, adding he’s been unfairly dragged into the whole situation.

Jackson, speaking via MMAFighting.com, said:

“I love Rashad to death. I’m not sure why he’s angry at me. I guess I can see from a perspective, that isn’t really the way it is, why he’s angry, but I don’t have any animosity towards him. I’ve always tried to help him out. I was with him right after he won that reality show all the way to his world title. I’m not sure what it is.”

“The thing with Rashad is, he said he was okay with Jon coming on the team. I felt that Jon did the wrong thing by saying he would fight Rashad. But once they signed to fight, I’m staying out of it. I’m not choosing Rashad over Jon Jones or Jon Jones over Rashad; I’m staying out of the entire thing.Everybody signed on to [Jon] being on the team. It wasn’t like I brought him on with these evil intentions. I bring a lot of training partners on to the team who are in the same weight class. For instance, Donald Cerrone, Melvin Guillard, Clay Guida – all these guys are in the same division.”

“There’s a lot of people I’ve turned away, and that goes to more evidence that Jon was welcome on the team. Because there have been some incredible fighters – and I’m not going to name names – but incredible fighters who I’ve had to say no to. If I was all about the bigger, better deal, which some people might think, I would take those guys on. But I didn’t because everyone has to be okay with it, and they weren’t. I’m very careful about how I do that.”

“”I’m not sure what it is. Maybe [it’s the situation], but Rashad is coming straight at me, [saying] ‘Greg Jackson did this and Greg Jackson did that.’ I’m the one that’s not choosing. I’m staying neutral. I’m not going to tell you you can’t fight. You’re both grown-ass men. I’m not the boss of either of you, and I’m not your dad.”

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