This is one of those feel good moments. Georges St. Pierre will go down in the history books as one of the greatest to ever fight in The Octagon. Granted his only kryptonite seems to be welterweights with the first name of Matt. His only two losses are to Matt Hughes and Matt Serra but … Read more
Wednesday at 3pm PT / 5pm ET BJ Penn was a guest on a new BJPenn.com radio show that will be airing weekly on his website. It was the first interview the UFC Lightweight Champion has given since losing a Welterweight Title Fight to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.
Although BJPenn.com does host the radio show they did not take it easy on the Hawaiian with the questions. BJ seemed honest in his assessment of what happened during the fight and admitted he got his “ass kicked.” He also revealed that he has not seen the fight yet and could not really remember anything past the second round and may have suffered a concussion.
On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed UFC welterweight, Karo Parisyan, tested positive for pain killers following his UFC 94 split decision victory against Dong Hyun Kim. The report stated that unacceptable levels of Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone were all found in Parisyan’s system.
Parisyan will most likely be called before the commission and could face both a fine and a suspension. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer also indicated the potential for Parisyan’s win over Kim to be ruled a no contest. No hearing date has been set as of now.
We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) told you about the controversy surrounding UFC 94’s main event and Georges St. Pierre’s corner-man, Kru Phil Nurse, putting Vaseline on his back.
If you have been away from the Internet this past week then you have missed the fallout from that incident with the message boards, airwaves, and chat rooms filled with talk of grease, pre-fight oil baths, and rematches. The story continues to unfold as now the UFC has gotten involved and decided to implement some changes to the rules regarding a fighter’s corner while a bout is in progress.
According to new reports, the UFC has banned all corner-men from handling Vaseline used in between rounds to treat and prevent cuts on the fighters. Instead, the UFC will provide one cut man for each corner during the fight and the handling of the Vaseline will be his job. A maximum of two people are allowed to be inside the Octagon in a fighter’s corner between rounds (including the cut man).
Our buddy Frank Trigg is back with a follow up to the GSP vs B.J. Penn fight and his take on Vaseline-gate. Trigg brings a great perspective to the issue from his commentary background as well as having fought GSP. Hello to GG in the background.
Who would have thought so much aftermath would have resulted from a “little grease?” To the average person what Georges St. Pierre’s corner-man did may not seem like much but what it does is taint the victory with doubt. Shortly after the Vaseline was applied to St. Pierre and rubbed on his shoulders and back, round two started and Penn found himself on his back with St. Pierre in his guard and his legs actually slide from a high to low guard multiple times where the slippery substance was applied.
Following the incident, St. Pierre and his trainer, Greg Jackson have denied any wrong doing and have offered a rematch to ‘The Prodigy’ who lost by TKO when his corner stopped the Welterweight Title Fight after round four against St. Pierre last Saturday night. B.J. Penn has now accepted the rematch offered by St.Pierre and Jackson.
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.’
We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) have been following closely and sharing with our readers the signs that looked as if B.J. Penn was ready to throw in the proverbial MMA towel. In this new interview following Penn’s devastatingly one-sided loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94, the UFC Lightweight Champion admits the GSP … Read more