Greg Jackson: “It’s better to have a good balance, to be exciting, but not be an idiot”

World class MMA coach, Greg Jackson speaks even further about his fighters, their skills, and he’s teaching methods after recent comments by UFC President, Dana White in the past couple of weeks, as well as explaining he never sends his fighters out there to be boring.

Jackson, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“Not all of our fights, we have a lot of fighters, not all of them are going to be barnburners. I kind of put out a list of all of ours for this year. Out of the 22 UFC’s this year, we had 12 Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, Submission of the Night… 12 awards I guess you could say, so what that breaks down to is one out of every two UFC’s you watch, one of the guys on my team is going to go home with one of the bonuses. Which I think is pretty fair. I think it means we’re at least trying to finish fights and trying to have exciting fights. So I think the criticism’s unfounded.”

“To me, being exciting and being a winner are the same thing. I never game plan to stall out a fight. If it happens that way it’s usually because we can’t find our rhythm, or we’re not working real well, or we’re being methodical. Especially nowadays I really focus on people trying to get the win because you do want to win, but if you’re winning all the time being boring, all the fans hate you. So when you lose one, everyone is going to be calling for your blood. So it’s better to have a good balance, to be exciting, but not be an idiot.”

“I also want to go on record saying I’m not attacking anybody, I’m just kind of defending my team. Dana White is seriously my hero. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he is the reason I’m able to make any kind of living, like I have a nice house and stuff, is because the UFC is so popular. All my fighters can make a living because of him. He’s been nothing but nice and respectful to me, nothing against the guy at all. I want to make sure everybody knows that, but if people and fans maybe not look at the whole big picture, they might see a bad fight here or there, and then they forget about the 19 other great fights that we had including all of these awards.”

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