Dana White rips 'business man' Greg Jackson for bungling Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans UFC 145 situation

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: UFC President Dana White speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Family Guy?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is ignoring Michael Corleone's advice and taking sides against the family -- simply because he doesn't believe such a thing exists at Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Just ask Rashad Evans.

The former Light Heavyweight Champion, who's tasked with fighting former friend and teammate Jon Jones at UFC 145 this Saturday night (April 21, 2012) at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, "divorced" himself from head coach Greg Jackson after "Bones" won the 205-pound title from Mauricio Rua when "Suga" was forced to bow out of the fight due to injury.

Out with the old and in with the new.

That's the business side of combat sports, one that White tells Yahoo's Cagewriter he wants all fighters to realize when they align themselves with a particular gym. Underneath all the gooey feelings and "family" hyperbole, at the end of the day, it's still all business.

Those comments, after the jump.

"There is one thing that is an absolute fact, and no matter how often Greg Jackson pumps that family [expletive], Greg Jackson is a [expletive] businessman. The more top guys he brings in, the more money he makes. There's nothing wrong with Greg Jackson, but he's a [expletive] businessman. Some of these fighters, who ought to know better but don't listen to that [expletive] and don't take it for the crock of [expletive] that it is. These guys need to make the decision where they train based on where they think they'll get the best work and develop the best, and not on this [expletive] crazy idea that you're becoming a part of a family. Greg Jackson [expletive] told Rashad this wouldn't happen, that they're family and all that other [expletive], but look what is going on now. Look and see who is at Jackson's and who is not. Train where you think it's going to be best for you and if that's Jackson's, that's fine. Just don't buy into this family [expletive] because there's nothing to it. This is the fight business, not the friend business."

This is not the first time White has been critical of the Jackson camp.

Back in late 2010, he slammed the corner of Nate Marquardt for failing him in a unanimous decision loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 122, one that may have cost him a shot at the division title in 2011 and beyond.

And Georges St. Pierre, who was put in an "awkward situation" when the "Jones vs. Evans" fight was announced, was the primary reason Diego Sanchez skipped town in the midst of his pursuit of the welterweight title in 2008.

Out with the old and in with the new.

The only upside for White and the UFC is the profits they stand to gain from this weekend's pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza in "The Peach State," a direct result of how they did "business" in Albuquerque.

Nothing personal.

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