The original UFC 178 main event fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier was pushed from September to January and Dana White isn’t happy about why.
The fight was moved after the UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, suffered a torn meniscus in his knee and an ankle injury in training, and Dana White thinks his coach, Greg Jackson, might be responsible.
Jackson admitted that UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem caused Jones’ injuries during a training session and for the first time, White is publically questioning why the light heavyweight champion was training with a heavyweight in the first place.
“It drives me crazy,” White told The Jim Rome Show. “First of all he’s fighting a 5′ 10″ unbelievable wrestler – that’s who he is facing in Daniel Cormier. (But) he’s training with 6′ 10” no-wrestling, all-standup kickboxer Alistair Overeem. And Alistair Overeem lands on his leg and busts his knee up and gives him a high ankle sprain.
“I mean I just don’t know why he would be training with Alistair Overeem for a fight when he’s going to fight a 5′ 10″ wrestler. I don’t know, it’s frustrating.”
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