The amount of Vaseline was insignificant and whatever amount that was on GSP back was still wiped with a towel, in any case BJ won't let this die
For the past several days I have been reading statements made by St. Pierre and Greg Jackson about our fight on January 31. St. Pierre claims that he is “not a cheater” and that he and Greg Jackson will have “no problem with a rematch in the summer of 2009.” To the untrained eye the grease might not look like much, but every grappler knows the effect that it has. Being able to apply your submissions and sweeps or just being able to hold on to your opponent to defend yourself from being hit is absolutely critical! There is a reason why you are not allowed to put grease anywhere on your body except for the area around your eyes. Because of the grease applied to St.Pierre’s Body the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director, Keith Kizer has stated that the Penn-St. Pierre fight “definitely wasn’t fair”. I hereby accept George St. Pierre and Greg Jackson’s challenge for a fight in the summer 2009. Lets call Dana now and set it up.
If it happens it should be after BJ fights Florian and GSP fights Alves.
I don't think BJ will win, GSP is just better than him, I like BJ, but he needs to man up and accept he can't dominate the WW's like he can the LW's...
Amazinz wrote:I don't think the greasing was a deciding factor. Having said that, wiping Vaseline with a towel does nothing but smear it into the pores. Then the fighter sweats...
Yea, my brother in law is a mma fighter, (Not a pro, he is in some very very very lower groups.) But we where talking about this and he said the vaseline is a big difference, but he also said he watched the fight and doesn't think Penn would have won if GSP hadn't used it, but we will never know
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I would be pretty surprised if the event doesn't happen. They have already sold more than 13,000 tickets and they haven't even made the tickets available to the general public yet. Tickets sold out in less than 24 hours last time around. However, given that Anderson Silva wasn't allowed to enter Canada last November, it might be a good thing to have the event moved somewhere else.
UFC's Montreal return in jeopardy? Thursday, February 12, 2009
The UFC's next event in Montreal is in jeopardy of not taking place.
Due to circumstances surrounding the fallout from an event held last week in Montreal, the Quebec Athletic Commission (under the Régie des Alcools, des Courses et des Jeux) is re-evaluating rules that govern the sport of mixed martial arts within the province, according to Sportsnet sources.
To date, the QAC has been following the Unified Rules of MMA in North America. But since laws differ by city, state or province, a commission can insist on its own rules, which could differ drastically.
Changes the commission may implement could affect UFC 97, the Las Vegas-based promotion's second event in Canada, which is scheduled for April 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and for which tickets went on sale Wednesday.
Sources close to the say these could include a requirement for a much smaller cage than the UFC's patented Octagon, prohibiting elbow and knee strikes and requiring that the referee halt a bout should a fighter get knocked down from a strike in order to ensure the downed fighter is okay to continue.
In pure forms of MMA, this does not occur as the action continues onto the ground while the referee determines during the action -- which could include further strikes -- whether or not a fighter is intelligently defending himself.
Representatives from the commission told Sportsnet.ca the UFC will have to follow the rules set forth by the commission if they wish to hold their show in Montreal. Marc Ratner, the UFC's vice president of government and regulatory affairs, is fully aware of the new situation and is hopeful that ongoing discussions with the commission will prove that this will not jeopardize the UFC's return to the province.
UFC 83 was held without a major hitch on April 19, 2008, at the Bell Centre, where Montreal's Georges St. Pierre defeated Matt Serra to reclaim his welterweight belt. That event broke the attendance record for a UFC event and was also the fastest sellout in the organization's history.
The province has held sanctioned MMA events under similar rules to the UFC for over seven years. The most high-profile ones have been put on by TKO Championship Fighting, a Montreal-based organization which had held events at the Bell Centre since 2006, its last being TKO 35 in October.
TKO 36 was scheduled for December, but it was scrapped after the organization's CEO, Stephane Patry, resigned. Patry subsequently launched a new combat sports promotion called Strikebox, which differed from MMA in that referees were to stand fighters back up immediately whenever one would go to the ground.
The promotion's first event was held Friday, Feb. 6, at a smaller venue in Montreal, but according to Sherdog.com the commission told organizers at the last minute that it would not sanction the event unless it was under traditional MMA rules. Thus referees were not permitted to interfere if any fight did go to the ground and it was up to the individual fighters to choose to stand back up.
While all fighters were reportedly made aware of the situation and seemed to have discussed a "gentleman's agreement" to keep fights off the ground, when the main event saw James Thompson take down hockey enforcer and local favourite Steve Bosse and work some ground-and-pound, an angry crowd began throwing things, including beer cans, into the cage.
OK this is why people make fun of Quebec. They make this big, ridiculous ado about MMA rule changes. The UFC brass are forced to fly to Quebec and meet with their athletic commission. The UFC "wins" the fight but has to make the concession that FOOT STOMPS ARE ILLEGAL IN QUEBEC.
Now think about this. Quebec wanted to illegalize elbow strikes and knee strikes and they want to basically add a standing 8 count to MMA. Three rules which would absolutely change the sport. Instead they come away with foot stomps. I'm sure most fans aren't sad to see them go but this is just mind boggling.
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