Dana White: 'I will keep my big mouth shut about Greg Jackson'

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After months of publicly bashing Greg Jackson, UFC President Dana White has agreed to zip his lips as part of a deal he made with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Nothing personal, just business.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is not a fan of Greg Jackson, one of the top mixed martial arts (MMA) trainers who operates out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to the UFC 151 fiasco, which White alleges was "murdered" by Jackson, he's also criticized the fight guru's gameplanning.

Even as far back as this fight.

That was a sore spot for UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, who recently had a sit-down with the Las Vegas fight boss to clear the air about a great many of things, including what happened when he turned down a short-notice fight against Chael Sonnen.

Here's what "Bones" got out of their "deal" (via MMA Fighting):

"So, when I sat down with Jon Jones and we talked, I made a deal with Jon. I'm not going to say anything about Greg Jackson. I think you guys know my opinion and how I feel. It hasn't changed. I'm just not going to talk about Greg Jackson. It's good news. I will keep my big mouth shut about Greg Jackson. That's part of my deal with Jones. It's not that I dislike the guy. I don't dislike him at all. It's just his philosophies, his business philosophies. His business conflicts with my business. That's the big problem. I do think Jon Jones' arm would be feeling a lot better right now if he didn't listen to Greg Jackson and that's all I'm going to say."

Anyone else wondering what White got in exchange?

Jones successfully defended his 205-pound strap against Vitor Belfort at the UFC 152 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Toronto, and will likely remain on the sidelines until 2013. During his absence, the light heavyweight division will have an opportunity to sort itself out and hopefully produce some new title contenders.

Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira, who both have upcoming fights this year, could be at the top of that list.

Stay tuned.

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