And the plot thickens (again).
For the six weeks leading up to the bout between "Bones" and "Shogun," there was an awful lot of talk of Jones and Evans being great friends, like brothers even. Rashad has seemingly always praised Greg Jackson for the incredible work he has accomplished with him.
However, a look at "Suga's" Twitter account reveals a much different (and darker) picture.
"Many of u probably already seen that I got offered the title shot & decided 2 take it. @jonnybones fought amazing! I'm very happy 4 him! ... With that said I can't wait 4 the chance 2 compete against him! I no longer will use Greg Jackson as my coach but we r still coo! 505 4life ... @Sam_Blackburn I will not use Greg ever again.. I really haven't used him in a while anyways.. In my last 2 fights I trained with him 5x's.. ... @pirushaccy no worries the fans r always like 2 me! But then they wait hrs 4 me 2 sign something or take a picture. They r fake! ... @danstrandberg Greg brought this situation about. He brought Jones on board a while back against my wishes & here we r today. ... @danstrandberg so I decided 2 leave Greg because I felt like he didn't have my best interest anymore. Greg is not the same coach he use 2 b. ... I know @jonnybones style well cuz we trained 2gether & he knows mine. Now it's just a matter of who payed more attention or held back more."
Emphasis mine. All is not well in the Jackson family.
This situation is not the first of its kind. Diego Sanchez also previously left the famous gym when Georges St. Pierre showed up to train, causing a potential conflict of interest. It should be noted that he recently returned and currently makes his home there today.
Is this surprising to hear, Maniacs? Or understandable, considering the circumstances?
Are we about to see a lot more of the Greg Jackson gym's dirty laundry?