Superstar trainer Greg Jackson’s name has been mentioned several times in the build to Saturday night’s UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans event. That’s because Jackson trained both fighters at one time before Rashad Evans left due to a falling out.
Now, Jackson is stepping up and admitting that he made some mistakes when Jon Jones became UFC light heavyweight champion and Evans was the No. 1 contender. The two will meet live on pay-per-view from Atlanta.
“I’m going to make mistakes; I’m a human being,” said Jackson, in a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com. “I’m not perfect at all. It was just an oversight. I feel I could have dome that much better. I don’t think Rashad had to react the way he did and things kind of escalated quickly because of that, but it was my fault that I didn’t have a plan for it.”
Jackson added that his camp now has protocols in place for teammates fighting teammates, as will be the case when Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit meet to unify the UFC welterweight titles down the road. Jackson said he won’t corner either fighter when that happens, along with other guidelines.