Saturday, July 2, 2022

Jon Jones Defending The Honor Of Jackson's MMA

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Jon Jones was a guest on the Sherdog Radio Network this week and discussed his upcoming title defense against former teammate Rashad Evans.

Among the topics dicussedd, Jones talked about his loyalty to Greg Jackson's MMA camp in Albuquerque, NM and why he feels he will be defending the honor of the gym when he steps in the cage against Evans in Atlanta:

“One part that is kind of there, I kind of feel like I'm defending kind of like the honor of this team. Rashad's been badmouthing this team and really calling our team cliche and commercial and just really badmouthing Greg and our program's loyalty and everything like that. I think he kind of has it all twisted in his own head, feeling as if people betrayed him. And, really, this is a family here and it's the same program that it's always been. Yeah, he's been here longer than me but he doesn't realize how much a family this team still is. There's more people on this team than just the UFC fighters. We start from kids, to kids with no money, to kids who can't speak English, there's a whole family here. I'm here to defend this family and to defend everything he's kind of said about us. I feel like me beating him solidifies that this is a program that's going to live without him.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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