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.
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.