Mike Jackson Says He’d Break Daniel Bryan’s Neck And That He Doesn’t Know Who Aaron Chalmers Is
Mike Jackson has received no shortage of attention since beating CM Punk at UFC 225 with the likes of WWE star Daniel Bryan and former UK reality TV star Aaron Chalmers both exchanging words with him across social media.
Jackson’s position with the UFC is currently unclear following Dana White’s reaction to his win over Punk, but as it stands his contract with the promotion remains intact and he is still a member of the UFC roster.
This is, of course, hasn’t stopped others outside of the UFC taking aim at him. Perhaps most notably was WWE’s Bryan who recently stated that he could “beat him on the ground.”
Speaking on the Slip n’ Dip podcast this week, Jackson responded to Byran’s comments.
“After the fight, I said what I had to do. I’m chilling right now, and then all of a sudden, people, Daniel Bryan, he said ‘I could take him on the ground in a UFC fight.’
“Well Daniel Bryan, you’d have to get me down the ground first and I’m pretty sure I’d break his neck. That’s just what it is. He has a weak neck. It’s not a knock, that’s just the reality of it.
“I don’t know, if he had a weak chin or if he’d been knocked out a couple of hundred times or he had like half an arm or something; these are just facts. I’m saying he has a weak neck because he just does. No one is going to medically clear him for a fight.”
“He makes his comment and I simply respond to it and now I’m the bad guy? I was like hold on, what did you expect me to do. Not respond to Daniel Bryan? Come on. So let’s push him out the way because he’s not about that life.”
Not long after Bryan’s call out, Bellator fighter Chalmers asked on Twitter whether his fans would like to see him fight Jackson.
When asked what he made of that, Jackson said he didn’t so much have a problem with the idea of them fighting, but more the fact that he didn’t know who Chalmers was and why he didn’t tag him in the original tweet.
“I literally don’t know who this guy is. I just said ‘hey man, you could’ve at least tagged me so I know where you’re coming from.’
“Then it turns into I called him out, but I don’t even know [who he is].
“All I said was ‘you could’ve at least tagged my name’ and now I’m the bad guy, again.
“He was then like ‘you either want it or you don’t,’ but I didn’t even call you out. I’m just trying to figure out why you didn’t tag me initially. That was it.
“People are like ‘this guy is calling you out,’ but we’re in two different promotions. He’s in Bellator and I’m in the UFC so I don’t understand why people are calling me out when they aren’t even in the UFC.
“They know where I am as far as my position in the company. I don’t understand why anybody is calling me out; fighting me doesn’t do anything for your career outside of publicity.”
Watch the full interview with Jackson: