Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Jon Jones Talks Not Letting Steven Seagal Into His Dressing Room

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Prior to his Light Heavyweight Title defense this past weekend at UFC 135, Jon Jones received a phone call from B-lister Steven Seagal, who teaches all sorts of crazy tricks to Team Black House, requesting time with the Champ to give him a few pointers before the fight with Quinton Jackson.

Jones, who felt Seagal was a little strange, explained the encounter to Jim Rome:

“You never know what people's motives are, especially with a guy who coaches Lyoto Machida. Machida is definitely someone I want to fight in my near future and I just didn't want to share my psychology with him or anything that would put me at a disadvantage in the future.

“It was just confusing, really, to bring in someone you don't work with at all to give you last second advice, it can actually be more detrimental than helpful.

“I don't know how he got my number. He was like 'Hey listen, I think you're gonna win the fight, and when I predict someone's gonna win I'm never wrong and there's some things I wanna go over with you.' It was all very strange.

“I don't wanna bad mouth him too bad, he had good intentions, I think. But yeah, I definitely wasn't having Steven Seagal in my corner. I could see if it was Jet Li or something, Jet Li would be pretty cool. I would definitely take that call, for sure.”

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