Chuck Liddell's Trainer John Hackleman to Jon Jones: 'Don't Be a Douchebag'


Chuck Liddell's Trainer John Hackleman to Jon Jones: 'Don't Be a Douchebag'

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently received some advice from Chuck Liddell's legendary trainer and owner of The Pit in Arroyo Grande, California, John Hackleman. (Warning: Clicking that link to The Pit might make you want to rave.)

"Bones" might not like what the lauded master had to say. 

Speaking with FightHub TV, Hackleman commented on Jones' UFC 172 scrap with another one of his star pupils, Glover Teixeira, and he called out some questionable post-fight social media postings by the reigning champion. 

After his destruction of Teixeira, Jones called out fellow UFC 172 combatant Phil Davis and Liddell via Instagram, a point which irked Hackleman

While he acknowledged Jones may have a public relations team behind his social postings, Hackleman said if Jones is aware of what's going on and not doing anything to stop it, that's a "douche" move on the champ's part. 

"I don’t know, maybe it is his manager or someone in his circle trying to stir the pot or something but that is a douche move," Hackleman said. "... If he knows about it, don’t be a douchebag and do that – take the pictures down, show a little more respect and treat this like a martial art." 

Hackleman's comment cut straight to the point and tugs at Jones' integrity a bit, but beyond this, Hackleman remained complimentary of the 26-year-old champion, even dismissing the notion Bones is a dirty fighter. 

Jones received criticism after utilizing a traditional Muay Thai stance in the fight, causing several eye pokes as a result. It would have been easy for Hackleman to make a big deal about this and claim it cost his fighter the win, but Hackleman instead said the blame rests on the design of the fighters' gloves, not Jones' technique. 

"The eye poke, I think that is the blame on the glove in this fight, there are times when it is blatant but I would not call Jon Jones a dirty fighter because of this past fight, no," Hackleman said. 

Oh, and that Chuck Liddell vs. Jon Jones fight that everyone wants to talk about

It's not happening. 

"No, no, NO! Chuck is not fighting again," Hackleman told FightHub TV. "He is not coming back. He is not training for any fights." 

Shucks. 

And we were all so pumped for this competitive and logical superfight.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones eye-poked Glover Teixeira in the UFC 172 main event, which took place last May in Baltimore, Maryland. UFC President Dana read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 732 views

UFC champion Jon Jones exposes himself during nude Snapchat session. So, Jon Jones like to get pervy on Snapchat, and now he's been caught in the act. In a 4 second video clip that was released by Bo read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Despite losing a Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier championship fight, the UFC 178 card is one of the deepest pay-per-view events of 2014 and should satisfy even the most fickle MMA fans. With Demetrious read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 34 views

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is gearing up for an early-2015 return to the octagon, and he already has an opponent in mind. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 46 views

Research into the UFC Fight Pass stats after almost 9 months of service reveals which fighters the fans want to watch most. Yahoo's Kevin Iole has been given access to the UFC's internal Fight Pass s read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 8 views

Interesting concept, but will UFC go for it? After winning his first four fights under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner, Ronaldo Souza has secured his spot at the front of the middlewe read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 99 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rolled out its new UFC Fight Pass digital streaming service earlier this year, which allows mixed martial arts (MMA) fans to watch local and international events read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

Cormier is carving his path for a life after fighting as the new permanent co-host on UFC Tonight. The No. 2-ranked UFC light heavyweight spoke to MMAmania.com about getting the gig, the fun atmosphe read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 16 views

UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira spares the subtlety when he talks about his performance against champ Jon Jones.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>