Previous Opponents Lining Up to State that GSP Felt Greasy



Immediately after Georges St-Pierre dominated BJ Penn and retained his Welterweight title, BJ Penn’s camp were saying that GSP was using vaseline on his body between rounds.  Indeed, even the NSAC became involved during the fight and wiped excess vaseline off of Georges’ shoulders.  This GSP Vaseline controversy has been generating a lot of steam even as Greg Jackson has denied all allegations.

Now, previous opponents are coming out of the woodwork stating that GSP felt greasy to them as well during their fights.

On Matt Hughes’ blog, Matt states the following:

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.

Rudy Valentino, head trainer of BJ Penn, also stated that prior to Saturday’s fight, Matt Serra told them that he felt that GSP was greased up in their fight as well.

Even Mayhem Miller has an older blog at Fight! Magazine where he does not name names.  He indicates an earlier opponent at a Mega show was using vaseline against him.   This was long before GSP trained at Greg Jackson’s camp.  Could this anonymous opponent be be a GSP reference as well?

This time an anonymous MEGA arena, in a mega city, in front of a mega crowd, in a mega show, for what was then mega money to me. The stakesare much higher this time, and I had done my best to prepare for this single fight, even going so far as to NOT have a wild sex party the night before the fight, so that I could improve my mental focus.

After arough first round, I met in the center for round 2 and somewhere gottaken down. “No biggie, my guard is good, he won’t hurt me here, andmaybe I can pull off the submission, get a “Dumbass of the Night” awardor something.  While locked in my tight guard, I noticed that for somereason I was have trouble keeping my opponent’s head down. I practicedshirtless with my great training partners, and never had this much trouble keeping a guy from punching me. Was this guy uber strong orsomething? No exactly. After a couple more stiff elbows to mygrillpiece, I felt the familiar slick that I would get every day at kickboxing practice on my nose and eyes, only it was on my opponents neck, now up 2 rounds, Vaseline!

Greasy bastard, I thought. Of course I yelled to the ref, “Hey! He is greased up!” but much like anyone else watching me get pounded, he didn’t give a damn, and replied with “He’s ok!” Followed by another smash to the face. Yeah, ok for HIM, but I’m taking a beating over here and can’t hold onto the bastard.
Georges St-Pierre has responded to the allegations in a Sports Illustrated interview.  In the interview, Georges comments on the vaseline controversy saying,
I just can’t believe it. I don’t know. I’m just surprised. I’m not a cheater. What happened is my trainer, my Muay Thai coach, he put Vaseline on my face and then put his hand on my chest and back. But that’s a technique we use for breathing. It’s good. It’s used in Muay Thai. I use it in many of my fights. If you look at my previous fights, it’s not the first time he does that. Then B.J. said he put Vaseline and rubbed my back. Anyway, I think it’s an excuse. I have nothing to hide. I’m not even afraid to go into court and fight that.
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7 Responses to “ Previous Opponents Lining Up to State that GSP Felt Greasy ”

  1. Keith says:

    This is getting ridiculous. So GSP greases up when he beats Mayhem. Then he does not grease in his loss to Matt Hughes. Then he greases in his next two fights with Hughes?

    Seems like past fighters are finding excuses for losses.

    I actually am starting to gain much respect for Koscheck, a person GSP outwrestled for three rounds, for not jumping on this GSP was using vaseline when he kicked my ass bandwagon.

    I do agree that in the last fight Nurse did put Vaseline on GSP’s body and that it was wiped off. I do not think it had any effect on the fight. If GSP and Nurse got reprimanded/fined for this, that would be appropriate as it is against the rules.

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  2. Jason says:

    Sour grapes.

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  3. Bad jUjU says:

    I am so sick of hearing this shit. All that sweat must have been grease then I guess. God forbid GSp just plain dominated your asses. I say grease the other guys up and let them fight again. Same result.

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  4. big tozer says:

    People this is just lame gsp is the best wrestler the best cardio and champ in the ufc yet if it was infact a true event then i dont think gsp even knew about it he doesnt seem to me to be that kind of guy dont worrie we all love you gsp your the people champ

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  5. grapplinboy says:

    first off, I saw the footage of GSP getting greased. there is no way he didn’t know. .there is no way his coach didn’t know. I don’t think it would’ve changed the outcome of the fight. . BJ gave up in the middle of the 2nd rnd. However, I have lost all respect for GSP. He should be stripped of the title. True champions find a way to win OUTSIDE OF CHEATING. Which is exactly what this was.

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  6. Deyo says:

    Go ahead strip him of the title. GSP will just smash everyone again and win it back.

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  7. Don says:

    I don’t believe that GSP is a cheater… and for sure is not a guy with the moral fiber of one. He is a stand up guy with a strong work ethic. The skill and endurance he wields is unmatched. To say he knowingly cheated just shows the lack of knowledge one has of him as a fighter and the whiners of the MMA world.

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