Serra Vs. St. Pierre 1... the cornerman applied the vaseline to the FEET instead of the shoulders, hence causing the slip that caused the "greatest upset in UFC history!"
Just a joke..
But, back to the argument.. Give me a couple hours.. I dug up an old Mayhem Miller interview that I'll post in which he claimed the very same thing. Mayhem Miller was Georges' first fight in the UFC after the first loss to Matt.. Which is about the same time he happened to master the art of takedown defense and sub defense, and his superb guard passing skills. Also, the other night I was watching the UFC 79 DVD, and in between the first and second round, surprise, surprise.. the SAME cornerman was rubbing Georges' shoulders AND pouring a bottle of water down both of Georges' legs while he was stretching them out in the stool. Anybody that has ever seen Matt Hughes fight knows his game plan is pretty cut and dry. Shoot, takedown, and commence to whippin that ass. So why would the cornerman pour water on their fighter's legs? Seems like an unfair way to nullify Matt's offense. (?) Not as severe as the greasing accusations, but it certainly makes you wonder.
I'm not blatantly coming out and saying there is wrongdoing on Georges' part, but there defniitely seems to be some professional negligence involved by his corner. I work a dangerous job, and the slightest brainfart could have me killed. When I'm working on powerlines, I have to maintain a professional courtesy and under NO circumstances can I afford to half-ass anything. The slightest bit of negligence on my part, and I don't get to go home. So... maybe if it was an accident, for ALLEDGEDLY the past few fights, the cornermen should pay just a little bit more attention. If nothing else, they should do it for their fighters sake. Accusations like this, especially in video-taped evidence, lead to too many "what-if" scenarios, and it really brings a fighter's performances, past and present, to a whole new level of scrutiny.