Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Rampage Jackson is getting a bit paranoid ahead of his UFC 134 title fight with the champ Jon Jones. Check out his accusations of spying told to Yahoo Sports
“One of my friends was talking to Jon Jones’ manager recently, and Jon Jones’ manager was saying that he knows everything that is going on in our camp … He said he had spies in our camp and he knew everything that was going on. That got me thinking.”
“How did he know about my hand injury that fast? It wasn’t on the Internet, and yet he knew about my hand injury right away. The UFC people were in Brazil, which is why it probably took them four hours to call me. That shows me two things: They have spies in my camp, one, and two, they’re dumb as hell, because they didn’t know how to use the information correctly and to wait. He called right away, running to Joe Silva. Joe Silva called my manager right away.”
“I don’t care what Jon Jones is doing, and I don’t care what his game plan is … I have zero care. I still have the honor of a fighter and going into battle the right way, not spying on my opponent.
Jones manager Malki Kawa denies the spying allegations saying he read on twitter Jackson was injured and quickly called UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to confirm the rumor.
“I promise to God, I have no spy in that camp … It’s completely and totally untrue. There is nothing to it at all. It’s funny he said that, though, because we’ve heard he has had old training partners of Jon coming in to work with him. We don’t care and it’s kind of hilarious he’s doing this. But I can guarantee you there is nothing at all that is true about this other than that I called Joe Silva after someone put out a thing on Twitter that Rampage was injured and pulling out. I wanted to know what was up, but it was no more than that. That is it.”
Dem fighting words, Jon Jones responds to the allegations of spying directly on his personal Twitter account:
“Just so you know, I’m not a person who looks for shortcuts in life. Unlike you, MMA is not something I do because of money,” Jones wrote. “It’s a way of life for me and I would never disrespect the integrity of that.”