Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson, who fights Jon Jones at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 in Denver, Colo., has accused the "Bones" camp of spying on him as he prepares for their upcoming 205-pound title fight in "Mile High City."
How does he know?
Well, "Rampage" made up a bogus story about hurting his hand -- but didn't tell anyone except those closest to him inside his camp. Lo and behold, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is on the horn shortly thereafter, asking questions about the phony injury.
"One of my friends was talking to Jon Jones’ manager recently, and Jon Jones’ manager was saying that he knows everything that is going on in our camp. He said he had spies in our camp and he knew everything that was going on. That got me thinking. How did he know about my hand injury that fast? It wasn’t on the Internet, and yet he knew about my hand injury right away. The UFC people were in Brazil, which is why it probably took them four hours to call me. That shows me two things: They have spies in my camp, one, and two, they’re dumb as hell, because they didn’t know how to use the information correctly and to wait. He called right away, running to Joe Silva. Joe Silva called my manager right away. Of course they’re going to say they aren’t doing it, but we’ll put the story out there to the fans and let them decide."
This isn't the first time Rampage has allegedly been victimized by loose lips. The Memphis mauler insists someone was dishing the dirt on his knee injury to the Rashad Evans camp prior to their UFC 114 main event match-up, one that saw "Suga" target Jackson's wounded knee on fight night.
Coincidentally (or not), Evans used to run with Jones as a member of the Greg Jackson camp.
Jones Manager, Malki Kawa, insists he's not playing dirty and only contacted Joe Silva after hearing about Jackson's injury on Twitter.
"I promise to God, I have no spy in that camp," Kawa told Yahoo Sports. "It’s completely and totally untrue. There is nothing to it at all. It’s funny he said that, though, because we’ve heard he has had old training partners of Jon coming in to work with him. We don’t care and it’s kind of hilarious he’s doing this. But I can guarantee you there is nothing at all that is true about this other than that I called Joe Silva after someone put out a thing on Twitter that Rampage was injured and pulling out. I wanted to know what was up, but it was no more than that. That is it."
Rampage has put his side of the story out to the mixed martial arts community, asking the fans to decide. So, how about it? Does Jackson have a mole inside his camp? Or is he the victim of his own Twitter account?
What's your take on his accusation?