Greg Jackson tells Jon Jones: Check on Machida, go get some fansPosted on December 11, 2011, 07:54 PM by Trent Reinsmith
On Saturday night, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones overcame his first taste of adversity, finishing Lyoto Machida with a standing guillotine choke. When Jones was instructed to release the hold by referee John McCarthy, he unceremoniously dropped the unconscious Machida to the mat, where he was attended to as he regained his senses.
While Machida was coming around, Jones’ trainer, Greg Jackson was caught on audio imploring Jones to, “Go check on him, go check on Lyoto, go get some fans.” – for more check the twitter feed from poker pro Terrence Chan
The audio has brought up some questions. Should Jones have checked on Machida without the calls from Jackson? Does this reflect on the sportsmanship of Jones or perhaps Jones was just caught up in the moment of defending his title and forgot to make his way to his opponent’s corner.
What do you think LowKick’ers, is this much ado about nothing or is there something to Jones’ actions?
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Photo: UFC fighter Jon Jones before his fight against Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC-Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko at the San Diego Sports Arena on August 1, 2010, in San Diego, California. Francis Specker