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Old 03-11-2009, 07:05 AM
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PENN FILES FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH NSAC
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - by Tom Hamliin - MMAWeekly.com


After a month of telegraphing their intentions, B.J. Penn and his representatives have filed a formal complaint against Georges St. Pierre.

The 20-page document, filed on Monday with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, requests sanctions against St. Pierre, his cornermen, and other unknown licensees of the commission, and requests a formal hearing into the matter.

The complaint, drafted by Penn legal representative Raffi A. Nahabedian, of the Rosenfeld law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, alleges that St. Pierre and his camp knowingly used illegal greasing agents to affect the outcome of his fight with Penn at UFC 94 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas.

Penn succumbed to St. Pierre’s furious ground and pound attack 20 minutes after their encounter began, with Penn’s cornermen throwing in the towel between the fourth and fifth rounds.

Controversy erupted inside the cage between the first and second rounds when the NSAC was alerted to the inappropriate use of Vaseline by St. Pierre cornerman Phil Nurse. Officials wiped the welterweight champion down with a towel between rounds and monitored the corner closely until the bout’s halt.

The document cites unnamed mixed martial arts fighters who complained about St. Pierre’s use of greasing agents as evidence of his culpability.

“It is Penn’s belief… that the aforementioned strategies were intentional and were orchestrated by Pierre as a means to unfairly and illegally defeat Penn in a regulated and sanctioned championship bout that prohibits the aforementioned conduct and that such calculated actions by Pierre were implemented as a means to prevent Penn from defending himself in a manner consistent with that contemplated in unarmed combat due to the highly and unnaturally slippery nature of Pierre during the bout,” the document states.

Penn and his representative also allege that St. Pierre “ingested a substance that would cause his body to become highly and unnaturally slippery during the bout.”

Nurse, Jackson trainer Greg Jackson, and the unknown parties are named as co-conspirators to St. Pierre’s use of the agents.

The complaint requests numerous punishments for St. Pierre’s camp. It asks the commission to fine St. Pierre, Jackson, Nurse, and the unnamed parties up to $250,000; suspend St. Pierre’s license as well as the licenses of Jackson, Nurse, and the unnamed parties; change the result of the bout to a “no contest;” and require Pierre undergo a pre-bout shower to make sure no substances exist on his body.

St. Pierre’s manager, Sherri Spencer, had not read the document and would not comment to MMAWeekly.com until she had reviewed it.

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:19 AM
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Interesting. I wonder if it will really have an impact as for what he's wanting them to do to Georges and his camp, etc...

This is the first I've heard of any "substance" being taken.

What a mess, Ollie....
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:21 AM
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Now there's a turn of events lol. I wasn't there so I can't say I agree or disagree with the complaint.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:26 AM
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Good, thank you BJ Penn.

I would hate to hear all that drama about the greasing and have no formal complaint about it.

I feel like if somebody truly has a problem and feels they were wronged somehow,
that they should file a formal complaint, not just whine about it online,
or in interviews, etc...
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:28 AM
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Interesting. I wonder if it will really have an impact as for what he's wanting them to do to Georges and his camp, etc...

This is the first I've heard of any "substance" being taken.

What a mess, Ollie....
"Ingestion is the consumption of a substance by an organism."

*shrug*

Maybe just the way of explaining his skin getting greased?
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:37 AM
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the best thing that can come out of this: new rules will be implemented to help prevent greasing. in fact new rules already HAVE been implemented because of this (cornermen can no longer bring grease into octagon between rounds)

the worst thing that can come out of this: bj penn will look like a crybaby.

well he already looks like a crybaby, so i guess in the long term this will be a good thing for the sport.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:49 AM
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"Ingestion is the consumption of a substance by an organism."

*shrug*

Maybe just the way of explaining his skin getting greased?
You mean it wasn't two separate things: the greasing by Nurse and him also taking something? The reason I thought it was two is because of their wording, "Penn and his representative also allege..."
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:51 PM
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Sounds like they're also claiming he swallowed something that increase the greasiness of his sweat. I'm not sure what type of food/pill would do that, but it's pretty clear that's what they allege.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:12 PM
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LMFAO. Everything I looked for regarding the ingestion of a pill that would lubricate the skin had to do with acne or birth control lmfao.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:03 PM
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Well, if it helps with acne that could also help to hide evidence of steroid use.
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