Greg Jackson Likely To Corner Jon Jones Against Rashad Evans
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
When Rashad Evans left Greg Jackson_s MMA due to conflicts with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, Jackson stated that he would not choose a side and would not corner either fighter if they were to fight each other but things may be changing.
Jackson talked to 5thround.com this week and discussed the upcoming title fight between the two at UFC 145 and with Evans removed from the gym for over a year, it seems Jackson is now more open to cornering the Champion, if only for the team:
“I’ve got to sit down and make my decision and see what I feel is best for the team. Not for me, because I have my own personal feelings where I never want to ever do that,” Jackson said. “I’m going back and forth now because I have to think about what it means to be on a team. Are we just a collection of friends that train together? For me, it’s much more than that. It means something to be on this team and it means something to have teammates.
“Rashad kind of left that. I don’t know, I’m leaning toward cornering Jon right now. Just because, am I selfish, am I going to make this about me? Or am I gonna make this about the team? I can’t be self-centered. Even though it’s something that I don’t want to do, it might end up that way.”
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