Jon Jones: I didn't want Steven Seagal to share my secrets with Lyoto MachidaPosted on September 29, 2011, 10:32 AM by Anton Gurevich
"First off, 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." - Jon Jones in Jim Rome's Show (quote via MMAMania.com)
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones details the interaction between him and Steven Seagal leading up to last weekend's UFC 135. According to Seagal, he gave some advice to "kind-of a friend" Jon Jones prior to UFC 135, including the famous front kick to the face. But Jon Jones was quick to dispel the rumors about going hand-to-hand with Steven Seagal, claiming that the Aikido Master was never allowed to enter his locker room at UFC 135. Jones also added that he wouldn't like to have his secrets shared with Lyoto Machida and other BlackHouse fighters, who are well-known for using the services of Steven Seagal.
Further Reading: Steven Seagal says "Jon Jones is much better than that"