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[Video] Greg Jackson Coaches Jon Jones on Post-Fight Etiquette

(Props to @JacobPHansen for the tip)

There’s being a great athlete, then there’s being a great sport. Last night we learned that Jones is one of those things.

The champ takes plenty of heat for the way he carries himself. Whether you think he’s overly cocky or rightfully confident, you may not have appreciated the way that he dropped Machida to the ground like a sack of rocks. “Bones” has yet to taste defeat in mixed martial arts, which may be why he doesn’t seem to empathize with his fallen foes very well.

While the PPV microphones were cued in to Goldy and Rogan, the online stream gave access to a number of audio and video feeds. As it turns out, in addition to coaching Jones on takedowns and chokes, Greg Jackson is there to remind Jones on proper in-cage etiquette.

Does it make him any less of an incredible fighter? No. Does it make you dislike him a little more? Probably.

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Bearded Beast- December 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm
No issue at all with Jones walk-off choke. In fact I can't stand it when fighters get all touchy-feely 2 seconds after it's over, hugging and kissing and spooning and cradling. Do all that handshaking and respecting when things cool down. Celebrate your win, throw your hands in the air, jump around, do what you want. You earned it.
NomadRip- December 12, 2011 at 11:58 am
It's not show friends, it's show business.
TheWarsawExpress- December 12, 2011 at 11:45 am
"Excuse me kind sir, I couldn't help but notice that you were just unconsious. Well, let's not focus on the fact that I just beat your ass and gave you some mild brain damage. Are you ok now? Because I care about you soo soo much...even though I just fucked you up really bad. Good day to you."

The only reason any fighter goes to check on the other guy is for the camera. Personally, I find it awkward to check on your opponent. If I were Lyoto I would be thinking "get the hell out of my face."
bitteralex- December 12, 2011 at 10:43 am
hey fucktards... did anyone watch the video? it's about Greg Jackson telling jones to check on machida to get some fans.... why the hell is everyone talking about when he dropped him? get over it... it happens... the point is that Jackson had to yell at jones to do the sportsmanly thing... but for the wrong reason.... moat fighters will go check on their opponents after they regain concousness to see if they are okay... jones didn't... he had to be told to... I've lost respect for Jackson and still hate jones... seems like rashad was telling the truth when he kept callin jones a fake and a fraud
Joedirt- December 12, 2011 at 9:36 am
Put Fedor in LHW... if he has anything left of the old Fedor he would stop Jones in his tracks.
Casa de los pantelones- December 12, 2011 at 9:11 am
The Jones code is to send in Chael. C'mon chael, 20 lbs for one fight to gain a belt won't kill you.


That or get cro cop to stop being a big pussy, drop to LHW and kick jones in those chicken legs once, game over. Broken Femur sends him to hospital, infection from broken femur sends him to cemetery, everybody wins and cro cop can retire and vacate belt as a winner.


I still believe a healthy shogun will probably be jones' biggest threat at the moment.
newdeal- December 12, 2011 at 5:18 am
The first round of this fight shows me that Anderson would beat Jones. Anderson has more power than Lyoto, more reach than Lyoto and uses his reach very well, he also is better at avoiding damage than Lyoto and even though his takedown defence is suspect he is stronger than Lyoto and would be able to push Jones away more easily.
Gobbleston- December 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm
The problem is, that everybody that hates Jon Jones is because he's a dick. Plain and simple. If he were a genuinely cool guy, we'd all love him. He is very talented, and I was totally on the wagon from the start with his crazy moves that he pulled against Bonner. But then the dickishness started piling up, and it continues to do so, and Greg Jackson knows it. He knows exactly the only reason why people hate Jones, hence the "Win some fans" comment. The fans he wants him to win are the ones that know he's a dick. Fuck that guy. I can't wait to see him get put to sleep.
mattleung- December 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm
maybe greg wouldn't be making a joke about it if it wasn't something they joked about jones' character to begin with?
Todd M- December 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm
@ Spitting in the wind, Ha, I wondered what Hallman was talking about, he seemed genuinely concerned, Jebus we neeeeeed yooouu!
Todd M- December 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm
@ RearNakedSpoon, well done with the Alan Partridge vid, I fucking love that guy. I gotta say I didn't think anything of Jones dropping Machida, I'm surprised it has caused this much heat, Greg Jackson saying 'Get some fans' was priceless.
Spitting into the wind- December 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm
No problem with Jones here. Only problem is with the win some fans, cynical approach to checking out the well being of a fallen opponent.
I have a way bigger problem with Dennis Hallman wishing for an apocalypse live on ppv. That should put a few crappy rape jokes and cool behaviour to your opponent in perspective! That guy just wished for the rapture or armaggeddon!
The death of billions. But that shit is cool is it?
RwilsonR- December 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm
Come on, CP, where's the weekend crew getting the news out there?
Meaot- December 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm
I didn't see anything Jones did wrong in dropping Machida. The fighter's job is to finish the fight and hold the position, the ref's job is to break up the action as soon as the other fighter taps or is in no condition to continue. At that point the fighter holding the technique should release it ASAP. That's what Jones did. What was he supposed to do, gently cradle Lyoto down to the mat while holding him by the neck? Lyoto could have tapped, just like Big Nog could have tapped before his shoulder popped. All Jones did was release the technique in a timely manner and step away to let the ref know he was releasing the technique and to let him take care of Machida. It's not like he held the choke just a little longer than he needed to. After the fight, he was nothing but class. I wasn't a fan of his dancing around before the fight, but he went in and took care of business, so hey, if you want to dial down his arrogance, go in there and beat it out of him.

I can't remember another instance of a standing submission where the submitted fighter went out where the fighter holding his unconscious opponent did anything other than drop him after the ref separated them...
Jason Moles- December 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm
If he catches heat for this then I guess he has more in common with Tebow than I thought. No biggie, the young man was celebrating.
dthrckt- December 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm
wow - this is just silly.

who the hell says jon jones should give a crap about his opponent? The guy is in the cage with the intent to cause him bodily harm!

I can see being bothered if he was disrespectful, and I think he's a bit of a dbag in general - but I don't expect him to care if his opponent is ok or not, especially when his opponent clearly could and should have tapped...
Joedirt- December 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm
I can't believe how many people think it's great that he dropped him. I'm not saying it's a huge deal either... it just says he's a bit of a dik. Sure a punch will drop you to the matt but in all fairness the fight is still on then. It's like holding a sub longer than you have to... it's insult to injury. The fight was over, he knew Machida was out, how about easing up and handing him off to the ref instead of letting him fall face first. "blah blah blah but it's MMA".. yes MMA a legitimate sport, it's those actions outside of the bell that give MMA a bad name.
XENOPHON- December 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm
All you "Grease" Jackson fans can slide on my pole.
As for the late choke. Shit happens, true.
Yet, a fight is between two alert fighters. If one has been knocked out, choked out, or passed out - Its not a fight any longer.
Problem is, when asked Jones said he knew Machida was out, and went limp. Good chance he had not presence of mind that the ref was obscured from seeing. Unlike the police, this is a sport, not a event based on deadly force.
Should Mir have continued to crank on Nog's arm, even if he knew it snapped if the ref in that match had his line of sight obscured?
Of course not.
RwilsonR- December 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Not a bad sport. Just not an overly gracious sport, considering he was thinking of his own triumph first. Nothing wrong with that. Just not very noteworthy sportsmanship.
Monstrosity- December 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm
whatever. Machida CHOOSE to not tap out and that is what happens. just like Big Nog CHOOSE to wait till his arm broke before he tapped out. maybe they should learn that it doesn't make you look more bad ass when you don't tap.
Ruke Doufus- December 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm
"Chonde Says:
I say who cares? In fact, I’m tired of guys being put to sleep being called a submission. They should change those to TKO’s. Not only does it make sense since nobody submitted, but it also solves the issue people may have about how JBJ dropped Machida after he was out. If Machida was punched and KO’d, nobody would care if JBJ landed a few more shots to his face before the ref steps in. But since he was asleep, people are offended that he dropped himm? Thats just stupid."


Dead on.
Clyde- December 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm
Bones did check on him after the Docs had woke him up. If someone lands a one punch knockout, are they required to show compassion before they hit the ground? It's not like he kicked him after he dropped him, the guy went limp and he let go. How many of you have tried to hold up an unconscious person? Not just drowsy or drunk, but out and limp? It's damn near impossible to do I imagine and he'd have to switch his grip pretty fucking fast to stand a chance.
Just a little food for thought, but did people give Dan Miller this same critique when he did it?
danomite- December 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm
this whole comments section is making my brain hurt
smellypiratehooker- December 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm
@ taintimus
Do I believe that he should have gently laid him down, kissed his cheeks, and said good night,no. I do believe though that the character that Jon Jones is trying to convince the world so hard that he is, would have went over and checked up on him. A move that shows compasion and genuine likability in contrast to his pretentiousness.
jyveturkey- December 11, 2011 at 3:11 pm
@Seraldo Babalu sounded like it to me. whatta classy individual.