The most impactful Jiu-Jitsu and MMA statements of the week

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Jon Jones sorri antes do UFC 126. Foto: Josh Hedges/Zuffa/Divulgação

Jon Jones smiles at pre-UFC 126 press conference. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa publicity

“I was asked if it was smart to take a fight on three days’ notice, and I don’t think it’s smart to do that. I’m not trying to ruin the sport or cancel an event. They asked for my opinion, and I gave it. I do what’s best for my athlete.”

Greg Jackson, on responding to accusations from Dana White that he was “killing MMA,” after his pupil Jon Jones turned down a fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, which was canceled following an injury to challenger Dan Henderson’s knee and a string of mishaps.

“Lyoto’s high risk and low reward. He’s a tough fighter but no one wants to buy our pay-per-view.”

Jon Jones, on his rematch with Lyoto Machida, who himself felt that Jones was high risk and turned down a fight with him next month. Jones is now set to take on Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 on the coming 22nd.

“Uncle Carlos was a man ahead of his time. He spoke of the importance of food combinations 70 years before the scholars of today did.”

Rorion Gracie, at the Rio de Janeiro launch of his book “The Gracie Diet.”

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