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Old 11-30-2010, 04:31 PM
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Default Greg Jackson Camp- Dana Bashing

Does anyone know if Greg has responded to the latest bashing by Dana? It seems like that this is getting so bad that even the CEO of the UFC is coming out and talking against Jackson.

Greg has been around forever and i don't know if eventually they will try to push him out of the UFC. I personally think he is amazing at what he does, but his win-first strategy may eventually be a thing of the past.

If the UFC wasn't so random with the process for cutting people, i think that we would see more exciting fights.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:35 PM
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Really does not surprise me that Dana is bashing someone let alone the Jackson camp.
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Greg Jackson Fires Back at Dana White Over Recent Criticism

11/30/2010 11:21 AM ET By Ben Fowlkes

MMA trainer Greg Jackson isn't pleased with some of the recent comments coming from UFC president Dana White, so he decided to do something about it. With White criticizing the Jackson camp for what he describes as a boring, conservative approach to fights, Jackson is firing back with a weapon of his own: statistical analysis.

On Monday night Jackson sent MMA Fighting an email listing all the bonus awards and finishes tallied by his fighters in Zuffa events in 2010. The list includes the names of 20 Jackson camp fighters who competed in the UFC or WEC in 2010, but perhaps the most telling figure is the distribution of UFC's bonuses after each event, Jackson explained.

"Here's a quick stat for you. So there's been 22 [UFC events] this year? We had 12 bonuses so far this year," Jackson said in a phone interview. "So one out of every two, one of my fighters got Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, or Fight of the Night."

It's the kind of statistic he wishes White would have looked at before telling CSN Washington that Jackson's fighters were being too conservative in their efforts, saying, "There's obviously some consistency there with the Jackson camp and being safety-first."

"We sat down and did the math after we heard that," Jackson said. "He wants to say there's a consistency? Okay, let's look at statistical consistencies. Let's look at Jon Jones, who has finished every fight with me in the first round, except for that Matt Hamill one, which would have been a first-round stoppage anyway if he hadn't thrown that illegal elbow.

"Let's look at Carlos Condit, who had Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night. Even people on the undercard who people don't really know yet. Kyle Noke, two finishes, both in the second round. Almost everybody on our team finishes consistently. There's no fact. Everybody's just making stuff up."

Much of the recent criticism from White stemmed from what he regarded as bad advice in the corner of Nate Marquardt during his recent number one contender fight with Yushin Okami at UFC 122. White said Marquardt was clearly losing the fight, yet his corner led by Jackson and Trevor Wittman of Denver's Grudge Training Center didn't communicate the urgency of the situation to him.

"...[F]or Nate Marquardt to leave the Octagon that night feeling like he won, your corner did you