UFC president Dana White tends to let his words fly.
One of the main people who have been on the wrong end of several White verbal tirades is well-renowned trainer Greg Jackson.
White ripped into Jackson after the ordeal around UFC 151 and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ decision to not take a short-notice fight with Chael Sonnen. Jones cited a discussion for Jackson for his reasoning, and White went to town.
“I think you guys know my opinion and how I feel. I’m just not going to talk about Greg Jackson. It’s good news. I will keep my big mouth shut about Greg Jackson. That’s part of my deal with Jones,” said White, in an interview with MMAFighting.com recently. “It’s not that I dislike the guy. I don’t dislike him at all. It’s just his philosophies, his business philosophies. His business conflicts with my business; that’s the big problem.”
It’s like that White and Jackson will cross paths – and have crossed paths – several times since, as Jackson trains numerous current UFC fighters.
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