After Jon Jones was forced out of his UFC 178 bout against Daniel Cormier due to a torn meniscus it was reported that Alistair Overeem was the man he was training with, someone who is infamous for injuring teammates while training.
UFC President Dana White had some harsh words for Greg Jackson for allowing the two men to train together given Overeem’s physique is much different from Jon Jones’ opponent Daniel Cormier.
Cormier fired back at White during an interview with MMAJunkie.
“(The injury was) very unfortunate. This was just one of those freak accidents on a takedown. Listen, I was looking forward to that fight. Everybody was looking forward to that fight. Jon Jones was looking forward to it. Accidents happen. There’s no fault to blame.
“What is he doing training with me? We’re in the same gym. We’re teammates. We have lunch (together) and we drive around together.”
“There was no intent (to hurt him),” Overeem said. “There’s always something you can say. Sometimes it’s best to say nothing and it is what it is. That’s just my two cents.”