Dana White’s distaste for MMA trainer Greg Jackson shows no sign of abating after the UFC president questioned Jackson’s relationship with his fighters on Tuesday's edition of UFC Tonight.
According to White, Jackson is a businessman, and none of the men who train with him should mistake him for a family member.
“The thing you have to understand about Greg Jackson—and I’ve said it before—this guy is a businessman, first and foremost. Before anything, this guy is a businessman. He’s built a business. ‘We’re a family, we’re a family’, that’s what he kept telling Rashad (Evans) and Jon (Jones), so they wouldn’t fight because they’re a family,” White explained.
“I told Rashad and Jon, he’s not your family. Greg Jackson is not your family member. If things go bad for you tomorrow, brother Greg isn’t going to be there for you. Is he going to pay your bills? Is he going to take care of your family? No, he’s not,” he added.
White blamed Jackson, along with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, personally for the cancellation of UFC 151. When Jones’ opponent Dan Henderson had to pull out of the fight due to injury, it was Jackson who advised Jones not to take on short-notice replacement Chael Sonnen.
At the time, White said Jackson was “a f****** sport killer” for telling Jones not to take the fight. Two weeks later, his invectives against Jackson continue.
Referring to the title fight between Jones and Rashad Evans, both coached by Jackson, White said:
“You saw when push came to shove, who did Greg Jackson pick? Who did he ultimately pick at the end? He picked Jon Jones, the guy he believed would beat Rashad, that’s a fact. That’s a business, he’s a businessman.”