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Greg Jackson Says Controversial Instructions To Jon Jones ‘Came Out Wrong’

“Fighters get into this place when they’re fighting — Jon choked him out but he was in this zone. So I said to Jon, ‘Go check on Machida and get yourself some fans,’ which was a dumb thing to say. What I was trying to convey to him was, You’re a professional athlete and there’s ring decorum, and I should have said ‘Remember the fans’ because everyone is watching what you do. I misspoke… ‘Go check on him and the fans will appreciate it’ was what I meant, but I’m a bonehead sometimes and it came out wrong, which wasn’t my intention at all… I wasn’t trying to manipulate Jon.”

— Greg Jackson on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani explaining what he meant when he told Jon Jones to check on Lyoto Machida to “get some fans”

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