Greg Jackson (left) with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
And the seesaw keeps going up and down, up and down, up and down.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will take on former friend and training partner Rashad Evans at the UFC 145 event scheduled for April 21, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. And just days after saying he didn't believe his coach, Greg Jackson, would be in his corner for the fight, Jones has made an announcement on Twitter to the contrary:
"Greg Jackson confirmed today he will be in my corner for UFC 145," Jones tweeted.
When the fight was first announced, Jackson initially washed his hands of it, claiming he was going to take a step back and let the two sort their differences out without his involvement.
He did this, of course, because he helped coach Evans to a title, no different than he did for Jones. Feeling as though it would be disloyal to both men to corner either of them in a fight against one another, Jackson simply stepped aside and said he would wait for the storm to pass.
Oh how quickly things change.
Apparently, Rashad has now made enough negative comments about his former gym to soothe Jackson's conscience, or enough at least that he'll be in Jones' corner on April 21 at the Philips Arena. Considering how well Jones and Evans know each other from their countless times training together, this could be what tips the fight in "Bones'" favor.
Then again, it could just add that little extra motivation to give "Suga" the push to take down the light heavyweight king. Which side are you on, Maniacs?