If I was a commentator on MiddleEasy, I would rip into all of you that claimed Greg Jackson said ‘Against the fence’ instead of the so obvious ‘Go get some fans’ after Jones’ demolition of Lyoto Machida at UFC 140. However, I’m not. I’m just a guy that has rewatched the entire series of ‘The Wire‘ to make the accurate statement that while it was a great show, ‘Breaking Bad‘ is still better.
We all have to admit that if Greg Jackson yelled ‘Go get some fans, Donald Cerrooonee!’ then we wouldn’t even be having this controversy. Instead, we would proclaim it was the coolest thing ever to be said inside the octagon since Nick Diaz’s ‘Train all day, Joe Rogan podcast by night — all day!’ Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case and on today’s MMA Hour, Greg Jackson admitted that it was indeed a ‘dumb thing to say.’
“Fighters get into this place when they’re fighting — Jon choked him out but he was in this zone,” Jackson said. “So I said to Jon, ‘Go check on Machida and get yourself some fans,’ which was a dumb thing to say. What I was trying to convey to him was, You’re a professional athlete and there’s ring decorum, and I should have said ‘Remember the fans’ because everyone is watching what you do. I misspoke.”
I woke up this morning with the undying urge to eat a soft cookie with frosting on top, but I knew that if I were to consume this edible paradise — I would not be getting fans. I ate it anyway. Take that ‘Article Conclusion Nazi.’ [Source]