Jon Jones’ Striking Coach Mike Winkeljohn Comments on Possible Gustafsson Rematch, Commission Issues at UFC 165, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.26.2013
More UFC 165 fallout…
- Jon Jones' Striking Coach Mike Winkeljohn spoke about commission issues at UFC 165 and more. Here are the highlights…
On Issues With the Commission After They Had Permission To Have Four People in Jones' Corner: "They normally have three (cornermen) in Toronto," Winkeljohn said. "The UFC and most places always let us have four. We asked them if it would be OK if we had four ... and we had the OK. Greg was actually on the corner list. They had approved it. But whoever the extra gentleman was that asked one person to get out of the corner, apparently he wasn't aware of that. And it's not worth fighting at the time because I'd hate to lose a title fight over the fact that we argued in the middle of a fight."
On Jones Injuring His Foot: "He was not able to push off left foot as hard," Winkeljohn said of the champ. "We were having a hard time throwing the second punch, because Jon had the energy, but it was hard to throw the second and the third strike. We had him hurt a couple of times, and Gustafsson made it happen. He's the one that checked that leg kick, so he's the one that's responsible for hurting Jon. That's a compliment on what he did."
On Jones' Striking: "I think there's some details I don't want to let out, but those are pretty simple to say. I'd to see Jon throw more of his strikes in combinations, especially when pressing forward, and get the takedowns better."
On a Possible Rematch: "I think Jon is motivated to fight Gustafsson again to show everybody that he can fix all those mistakes," Winkeljohn said. "Gustafsson's got some mistakes to fix, as well. He's got to win the fight."