Hughes comments on Georges St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn

On his official blog, former UFC Welterweight champion Matt Hughes commented on the Vaseline situation surrounding Georges St. Pierre’s victory over B.J. Penn at UFC 94.

Penn’s camp has decided to file a formal complaint to the Nevada State Athletic Commission alleging that GSP’s corner knowingly used Vaseline on the champion’s upper body.

Having beaten and lost to both men, Hughes brings up a few interesting points in regards to this situation. Hughes states in his blog that he does not believe St. Pierre did anything wrong in the bout; however, he does not seem surprised that GSP felt ‘greasy.’

“Now, on to what everybody is talking about, the greasing. I’m not the only one who has said that GSP felt greasy during a fight. I know Matt Serra has mentioned it and, even in their first fight, I think BJ said something. I’m not saying GSP did something wrong and I’m not saying that it would have changed any outcomes of any fights; but what I am saying is, for my last two fights against Georges, he felt greasy.”

While these comments will most likely play no part into any formal complaint, it adds more fuel to this story’s fire. If St. Pierre did feel ‘greasy’ in their last two fights, why would Hughes bring this up now? Apparently, Hughes must believe what most fans and pundits have been saying in the days since GSP’s victory over Penn. St. Pierre is an extraordinary fighter and one of, if not the, best in the world.

The way St. Pierre handled Penn in Saturday’s title fight makes the notion that Vaseline played any factor into the outcome of the fight completely ludicrous. However, it appears that as the days go on, this story does not appear to be losing any of its steam.

By: Matt De La Rosa

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