While BJ looks like he’s just getting warmed up, it looks like Georges St Pierre’s camp is officially sick of talking about the greasing scandal. Here’s a post on Georges’ official Yardbarker blog, entitled “Our Last Word”:
George St-Pierre’s successful welterweight title defense at UFC 94 was the direct result of his disciplined preparation and skillful execution of a masterful gameplan. Any implication to the contrary would diminish the significance of what was perhaps the biggest fight in MMA history.
St-Pierre states: “I have never cheated in my life, and as my fans know, I am deeply committed to upholding the integrity of the sport. My entire camp and I have been completely open about what happened during my fight at UFC 94 – we have nothing to hide. One of my cornermen did use an energy technique to help with my breathing that involves rubbing my back. He’s also done this in my previous fights. If there was any Vaseline left on his hand after he put it on my face, it was unintentional, and I do not believe it made the slightest difference in the outcome of the fight. Of course it’s up to the UFC, but I would be happy to offer BJ a second rematch. I am confident the outcome will be the same.”
Team GSP is currently enjoying our victory celebration and we will soon turn our attention and focus toward Georges’ next competitor – Thiago Alves.
Of course, this isn’t going to be the last word. GSP’s corner still has to file a response to the NSAC over BJ’s complaint, and while an ‘investigation’ hasn’t been opened yet, the NSAC seems to be investigating the possibility of an investigation quite thoroughly. It would be nice to imagine that accepting a third fight would be the end of it, but of course it isn’t. If a third fight goes ahead it will only increase people’s awareness of the accusations. So is this really GSP’s ‘last word’ on the subject? We only wish.