Greg Jackson tells Jon Jones to check on Lyoto Machida after choking him out to 'get some fans'

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DoTheMMAth
12/11/11 5:28:07PM
Here's an interesting video making the rounds following the UFC 140: "Jones vs. Machida" pay-per-view event last night (Dec. 10, 2011) in Toronto.

In it, Greg Jackson, lead trainer and cornerman for Jon Jones, tells his fighter to go check on his fallen foe, Lyoto Machida, after Jones choked him unconscious in the main event. What makes it interesting, though, is that Jackson tells him to do this to "get some fans."

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BigBadAl
12/11/11 5:41:07PM
I did think at the time there was no need to just drop him like like. Jones isn't as righteous as he makes out to be.
airkerma
12/11/11 5:45:35PM
OH. EM. JEE. This drama requires both outrage and justification from numerous onlookers! Such importantness!!!!111
DoTheMMAth
12/11/11 6:14:31PM
Definitely a "stirring the pot" headline
RearNakedJoke
12/11/11 6:25:07PM
He clearly said "Go check on him. go check on Lyoto. Get in his pants."


I see nothing wrong here.
prozacnation1978
12/11/11 7:08:13PM
I could see it

Jones: did u see what I did greg!!

Jackson: awesome man go check on Him and win some fans boy!!

Jones: do I really have too!

Jackson: yes you do , don't you want more fans

Jones: okay I will if I have too.
bjj1605
12/11/11 7:25:59PM
This is hilarious and totally justifies my theory about Jones.

I always thought of Jones like Tom Brady. In "official" pre-planned interviews he just about always says all the right things and to many people he sounds very humble. People who read between the lines more find something wrong with his interviews but can't quite put their finger on it.

Then you see all these comments that are made in less planned situations and he seems like a cocky ___.

How do you reconcile these facts?

Jones isn't humble, but he's well coached. He's got guys advising him on Public Relations.
quezocrema0032
12/11/11 7:43:41PM
If he's humble or not really doesn't matter, and is much to do about nothing lol. Dana said it best "If you could kick guys ass's like this guy you couldn't help but be a little cocky to"

He is neither humble or overly cocky but it doesn't matter when your building the career he is
Manak
12/11/11 8:19:21PM
the only thing that made me like him a little less is when joe rogan asked him did you he was out and jones said" yea i knew" yet he still was applying the choke.. I understand you wait for the ref but if u who u just choked a guy out cold why keep holding on the choke??? either way another dominant performance by jones
dreius
12/11/11 9:10:08PM
I have no doubt that Jones acted like this (since people have confirmed it), but that does not mean that he is not typically a humble guy. We need to remember something. Jones is still a young kid. I think most of us remember that we did not make the best choices when we were his age. Give him some time to mature. And yeah that kid is amazing.

In case anyone was wondering Machida is my favorite fighter.
tallica62
12/11/11 10:23:30PM
behh...whatever..what are you gonna do? yell at jones? hell just kick your ass
bjj1605
12/11/11 10:41:35PM

Posted by quezocrema0032

If he's humble or not really doesn't matter



Thats you opinion.

It matters to some people who want to keep the "martial arts" in "Mixed Martial Arts."

Otherwise we should just start saying "ultimate fighting" or "cage fighting" or why not "human cockfighting"?

Take out the honor thats always been a part of this sport and thats what you have.
Manak
12/11/11 11:00:16PM

Posted by dreius

I have no doubt that Jones acted like this (since people have confirmed it), but that does not mean that he is not typically a humble guy. We need to remember something. Jones is still a young kid. I think most of us remember that we did not make the best choices when we were his age. Give him some time to mature. And yeah that kid is amazing.

In case anyone was wondering Machida is my favorite fighter.



for some reason i feel like the age card is played too much when it comes to the younger athletes. so what if you are young aka early 20s, you are considered an independent adult so why does that excuse you for acting like a dick (not saying jones was but just in general). being a top class athlete comes with responsibilities even if they like it or not. no its not fair but sports are so apart of culture that they are held in higher standards. it does sux cause i know if i were ever to get to that leave it would be hard to have to be all that stuff when i would rather just do whatever i want
pmoney
12/11/11 11:38:29PM
This just looks bad. Anyone who needs to be told to go check on another person that's unconscious (to get fans, great motive) probably doesn't care in the first place. But then, I wouldn't expect anything less from someone who has a bible verse tattooed on their chest and yet has a kid out of wedlock



yorke3us
12/12/11 1:29:04AM
To me, Jones falls into the UFC "brand" guys who are starting to be created. Guys who look to say all the right things and do all the right things to build endorsements and popularity. While there's nothing wrong with that, they are clearly devoid of any real personality and don't get the same sense of being a true "fighter" from them. GSP would fall in this category.
bojangalz
12/12/11 9:40:24AM
Maybe it's just me; but this is hardly a story at all. We see this stuff inadvertently all the time. The WEC camera crew caught Reed Harris telling fighters who to call out in the post fight interview on more than one occasion. We just had Cesar Gracie telling Nick to "call out that MF'er GSP" a few weeks back.

This isn't much different than either of those two cases. It's a matter of someone looking in from the outside with a broader scope of view trying to better capitalize on the moment at hand. I don't think its damning at all to either Jackson or Jones. It just is, what it is. Pretty much a non story.
Chael_Sonnen
12/12/11 10:29:26AM
Did Machida check on Rashad after he knocked him silly? Hmmmmm
moob
12/12/11 11:35:34AM
And so the backlash begins...boring.

If anything, this should reflect more on Jackson than Jones.
kingsmasher
12/12/11 12:43:54PM
I see no problem with any of this...IF Jackson said it who cares you want to build your fan base...just because he said it doesnt mean that Jackosn meant , "be fake act like you care..." Thats just assuming..

After teh win and in dominant fashio maybe Jones wasnt sure what to do...GO see if hes alriight or wondering if someone was gonna tell him what to do like Dana White...Or if someone was gonna enter teh ring...

In teh moment I am sure a lot is going on in his head...To specualte on what everyone is doing and thinking at such an emotional time is silly...
emfleek
12/12/11 12:58:31PM

Posted by kingsmasher

I see no problem with any of this...IF Jackson said it who cares you want to build your fan base...just because he said it doesnt mean that Jackosn meant , "be fake act like you care..." Thats just assuming..

After teh win and in dominant fashio maybe Jones wasnt sure what to do...GO see if hes alriight or wondering if someone was gonna tell him what to do like Dana White...Or if someone was gonna enter teh ring...

In teh moment I am sure a lot is going on in his head...To specualte on what everyone is doing and thinking at such an emotional time is silly...



I'm not a Jones fan at all but I agree. I think people are just looking for a reason to bash him.
Poor_Franklin
12/12/11 1:12:02PM
not a big deal, but being heavily scrutinized comes w/ being the next big thing in any major sport. something tells me it won't bother him much
Bubbles
12/12/11 6:58:27PM

Posted by bojangalz

Maybe it's just me; but this is hardly a story at all. We see this stuff inadvertently all the time. The WEC camera crew caught Reed Harris telling fighters who to call out in the post fight interview on more than one occasion. We just had Cesar Gracie telling Nick to "call out that MF'er GSP" a few weeks back.

This isn't much different than either of those two cases. It's a matter of someone looking in from the outside with a broader scope of view trying to better capitalize on the moment at hand. I don't think its damning at all to either Jackson or Jones. It just is, what it is. Pretty much a non story.



i think Gracie said that more to build the promo video and to build hype around the fight rather than to "get some fans." Diaz generally isnt one for words in interviews (how many times does he seem spaced out and disinterested) so Gracie wanted to make sure Diaz called him out. thats my theory anyways.
Boo_Radley21
12/13/11 10:13:54AM
Lol this is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. Who cares really? Jones doesn't control what Jackson says.. and the comment about how he just dropped him...they were fighting what is he going to lay Machida down and put a pillow under his head? Maybe tuck him in and read him a story? Come on now
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