Las Vegas – During Saturday’s UFC 94 main event that featured UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre defending his title against UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer could be seen entering the cage between rounds.
Kizer approached the corner for St. Pierre and the two parties exchanged words. At the time, the nature of the conversation was unclear but the blog CagePotato.com is now reporting that Penn’s camp has filed a formal complaint with NSAC.
According to Cage Potato, Penn’s camp has accused one of St. Pierre’s cornermen of applying Vaseline to St. Pierre’s back between rounds. It’s an accusation that was supported by UFC President Dana White during the event’s post-fight press conference.
“I saw the commission jump up there and flipping out,” Cage Potato quotes White as saying. “They said one of the guys was rubbing Vaseline on Georges’ back in between rounds. It was one and two, I think.
“The guys from the athletic commission went up there and started screaming at them. Knocked the Vaseline and kicked the Vaseline out of the Octagon.”
Regardless of what the commission decides, it’s very unlikely that NSAC would rule to change the outcome of the fight. At most, if a corner person is determined to have committed the alleged act, he could face displinary action on an individual basis.
“Some Vaseline on a guy’s back didn’t change the outcome of that fight, but you don’t do it,” White stated.view original article >>
We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC 211 event in Dallas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
DALLAS – Ahead of Saturday’s jam-packed UFC 211 event in Texas, the principle fighters on the card were rounded up to meet the media today. Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
The preliminary card for Saturday’s UFC 211 event in Texas has (hopefully) finished shuffling, and the lineup once again is complete. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
In Saturday’s UFC 211 co-headliner, longtime strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks for her fifth straight title defense. Let’s look back at the first.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
In the featured bout on the UFC 211 preliminary card, we should’ve gotten some clarity in the lightweight pecking order.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
See what the fighters of Saturday’s UFC 211 in Dallas went with as their backing tracks.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
DALLAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 211 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $265,000.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
STOCKHOLM – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 109 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
This past Saturday’s UFC 211 event was one of the year’s best cards on paper. And on fight night, it largely delivered on that promise of stellar action.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Following Saturday’s UFC 211 pay-per-view event in Dallas, several of the winning and losing fighters took to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters. Check them out.Fil read news >>