The big story in the UFC this week is the aftermath of the Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn fight from last weekend. Penn was unable to continue after four rounds of abuse last at UFC 94, however GSP’s corner has been accused of rubbing Vasaline on the champ’s back in between rounds, which is illegal and would have made it harder to BJ Penn to grapple with him. GSP’s camp is pleading ignorance and claims any grease that was applied to his back was unintentional.
Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes is now speaking out about the GSP-Vaseline saga with some startling comments from his official blog: 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.
You can check out the video of the fight and decide for yourself at this link.