Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
If he was leaving it open to sweat or vaseline, he'd directly say so. The fact of the matter is, he's coming right out, in a time when GSP is falling under fire for utilizing vaseline during fights, and saying that St. Pierre felt greasy during their last two bouts. Clearly he knows how people are going to take such a comment, and if he didn't want it to be taken as such, he'd say, 'could have been sweat, could have been vaseline'. People are going to see the term 'greasy' and assume the worst. I also had a chuckle at the fact that Hughes stated that GSP felt greasy in the two fights in which he lost, yet made no mention of the one which he won. I guess Georges forgot his vaseline at home, that day. And for the record, this has nothing to do with any bias towards Hughes. I actually tend to like him as a fighter and person. It's just that this is clearly getting out of hand, and I refuse to believe that the likes of Serra and Hughes would have been silent until now had they truly believed they were duped.
He did leave it open to sweat or vaseline. He specifically said "I'm not saying GSP did anything wrong". His entire blog gave me the impression that he wasn't writing it to agree with BJ or Mayhem, but to just add in HIS perspective that GSP also felt greasy in his fights, which could imply that either he is indeed greasing, or it could imply that GSP is just naturally greasy. Sounds to me like he's trying to be as fair as possible by not making a direct accusation either way.
Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
And here's your problem, my friend. You like to label people when you have no idea how they truly are as a fan. Have I given BJ any flack for launching a complaint so early after the fight? No. I've said he's completely entitled to do so, because it does indeed appear as though GSP's corner goofed. That and coming out so soon leads me to believe that BJ has an actual beef to get off of his chest. Whereas Hughes, Serra, and so on waiting for years at a time could be taken as their not feeling that the situation warranted investigation, or that there was indeed little to no merit to it. Do you honestly expect me to believe that Hughes and Serra were afraid to come forward?
I admit I may have labeled YOU wrong, but your post was extremely similar to those who make it seem that the accusers were damned either way. I've seen a lot of those posts lately and the way yours looked resembled them alot, so excuse the assumption that you are the same kinda fan. I just used yours as a quote because it seemed the most fitting for my reply.
Originally Posted by CanadianPsycho
You do know who Matt Serra and Matt Hughes are, right? So no, I'm not a die-hard looking to crucify anyone I can. I respect that BJ came forward right away, because it shows he has an actual gripe. Hughes, Serra, and anyone else just now stepping forward could just as easily be taken as those whom had their arses handed to them looking to throw fuel on a fire. Don't be so quick to resort to labels next time around, friend.
Yea I know who they are, they are 2 guys who are known for never making excuses after a loss. So that tells me this was the case again. Maybe they thought he felt greasy but weren't sure at the time if it was his sweat or some vaseline, and now that there is video footage of Vaseline being rubbed on him, they are coming forward. They didn't want to mention anything after the fight because they are not known for being excuse makers. They are stepping forward now to add their personal insight on the matter, which they have every right to do considering they are past opponents of GSP.