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Exclusive Interview: Jon Jones Discusses Greg Jackson, Respect, and His Management at ‘MMA Live’

As promised, here’s Brian J. D’Souza‘s video interview with Jon Jones at the ‘MMA Live 1‘ show last week in London, Ontario. Some highlights:

On his initial decision to train with Greg Jackson: “I was watching his professionalism with Georges St. Pierre and a few other fighters, and I thought ‘man, if I could get all that brilliant energy pointed towards me, they probably could do something really special,’ and that’s what they’ve done I think…who knows what would have happened if I decided to [train] somewhere else, but Jackson’s seemed like the place for me. I remember our first meeting, they were talking about respect, and working hard, and family, and things like that, and that was something that drew me towards them.”

On setting an example as a UFC champion: “My only goal is just to represent our sport in the best light, and to treat people with love and respect, and never look past anyone, and respect everyone, pretty much, and let everything else take care of itself.”

On the recent shift in his management team: “My manager’s always been Malki Kawa, despite who partnered up with us. It was always about Malki Kawa. He’s a very close friend to me, and he’s a business partner, so everything’s still smooth sailing. We’ve been doing great by ourselves and we’ll continue to do great.”

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AussieJosh- May 24, 2011 at 1:51 am
What the Fuck primate!?
Just because i have a few drinks once or twice a week, im an alco!? and its not like i have 10 15 mor 20 drinks at a time, im not 18!
Have you traveld the world? I have....Buisness men all over europe in suits on the train at 7am going to work drinking 568ml pints. there not getting smashed they just understand and appreciate good beer.
Dont give me this bullshit about aussie culture and alcholism. Just because we have a few dick heads that do stupid shit when they drink. And no thanks to the media for hyping and isolated incident.
The Highest Primate- May 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm
Aussie culture = alchoholism.
im not hating im Aussie too so i know first hand.
News is always going on about our "drinking culture", even our "professional" athletes get hammered and car surf, get into pub fights, gangbang sluts and shit in hotel hallways.. Gotta love rugby league.
AussieJosh IS a true ambassador!
oh yeah we're racist too.. fucking white boy Rashad and Zipperhead Bones..
Smackdaddiest1- May 23, 2011 at 11:50 am
The more Jon Jones talks, the more he comes across as a complete cocky douchebag.
Tim Sylvia 1 P4P EVA- May 23, 2011 at 9:42 am
BLAH BLAH BLAH.......................I'm sick of him already.....................
a platypus- May 23, 2011 at 8:46 am
d'souza is hilarious, kid cracks me up. i want more
ExpectJesusBro- May 23, 2011 at 8:11 am
Where's the rest of the interview? Seem's a little short. no pun intended Brian J. D’Souza.
SumDumGuy- May 23, 2011 at 7:59 am
Jon Jones = Jessica Lovejoy
AussieJosh- May 23, 2011 at 7:58 am
Fried Taco! Dont be a hater homey! Mexico will be proud!
Trouser Snake- May 23, 2011 at 7:32 am
I hear you have to groom Clay Guida like a monkey and then toss Keith Jardine's salad. And that's just the first month.
Fried Taco- May 23, 2011 at 7:31 am
@AussieJosh - way to represent the Australian culture! FBF will be proud!
AussieJosh- May 23, 2011 at 7:25 am
Hell yeah bitches! i did the 1st gay thing for the first time! 11:53pm im drunk as fuck and dont have to work tomorrow bitches! ;)
So i have a Q..... iF YOUR JUST AN AVRAGE jO....And not a UFC Fighter, How much is it to train at Jacksons camp a month?
AussieJosh- May 23, 2011 at 7:22 am
1 st!