Our favorite site morningmorningblackbelt.com got the scoop at Strikeforce, Diaz vs Noons II this past saturday. Kev managed to corner Greg after the show and asked him about the controversy surrounding his camp and game planning.
MMBB: You made it easy for me to segway into the next one, sometimes your camp gets a little bit of negative press saying you guys game plan too much for the win, Melvin Guillard’s last performance was even criticized by Jeremy Stephens, he said he just wanted to out point him and that he’d come in and retreat.
Gregs answer after the jump.
Jackson: Here’s the thing, when you’re on top everybody wants to take shots at you, everybody is vocal then, but nobody says anything after the Donald Cerrone fight, like where was all that talk then? Where was that after the Carlos Condit fight? For every one fight where we are careful and you know it’s not a super exciting fight, I’ll give you four or five, even the Leonard Garcia/Korean Zombie fight, was that game planned? So obviously it doesn’t hold any water. Obviously that all started because at one point during the GSP fight, I asked him to stay in his guard and ground and pound him before he went after submission holds, to do some damage to open up opportunities for submissions. Well everyone lost their minds after that, that’s where it all started. Sometimes it’s the fights, styles don’t match up well and that’s just the way it is, but we always try to game plan for the finish which is the safest way to not get knocked out yourself. It’s easy to say so and so’s fight was boring, but why aren’t you saying anything about the Donald Cerrone fight or anything about Leonard Garcia, problem is I have so many fighters that if you pick out one and say Jackson’s fighters are like that, but then the other forty aren’t, you look pretty stupid!
Do you think he makes a good point? I can't say i've seen Garcia "Jackson" anybody.