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Chiappetta: NSAC “Doesn’t Really Have a Leg to Stand On” Regarding Greasing Punishment


(Props: NBCSports via CagePotato reader Dave T.)

In this MMA Fight Weekly clip, MMA journo Mike Chiappetta takes a closer look at the specific rules that the govern the usage of vaseline and other lubricants in MMA competition. The verdict? The rules don’t actually exist — or they’re so vague that they don’t have any punitive teeth. At the risk of infuriating BJ Penn fans, Chiappetta characterizes the no-lube rule as "an agreement between fighters, kind of an unwritten law, so to speak," and says that no fighter would be punished for putting Vaseline on his back until the athletic commission more specifically addresses what’s legal and what isn’t. So that settles it, I guess. Later, Mike C. talks about GSP’s eventual move up to middleweight and marks out hard over Lyoto Machida.

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OneFawkerOver!- February 10, 2009 at 11:58 am
Mike C is way off on the minimal "the fall out", GSP's whole character got called out and you think only minimal damage has been done. The commish did their job and caught him using "grease". His integrity and his word were questioned by many including BJ . I give GSP credit and respect when GSP3 is over because he had the nutz to face the "fall out",in the GSP camp there is no closer until they settle this in the octagon. You gotta be a fighter Sir to understand that when a man calls you a cheater you don't just put your "Fancy pants" on and just prance around like everything is just lovely. You hit that gym and you prove yourself to all those who questioned your skill Sir. Minimal fall out, that's not the mind of a fighter. As a fight fan I say It shall be done. GSP3...866k
Hornyhobo- February 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm
TUF Guy I saw your bumper sticker "Cowboys butts drive me nuts"
TUF Guy- February 6, 2009 at 3:05 am
I am pretty gay! Someone give me a dick to suck!!!! DAD, WHERE ARE YOU!?
Criminally Negligent - February 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm
Mike Chiappetta is off base. Oddly, the regulation he points out actually specifically addresses the scenario that he says there isn't a rule about. As he points out, the regulation states:

NAC 467.598 Physical appearance of unarmed combatants. (NRS 467.030)
2. The excessive use of grease or any other foreign substance may not be used on the face or body of an unarmed combatant. The referees or the Commission’s representative in charge shall cause any excessive grease or foreign substance to be removed.

Both GSP and BJ can argue over the word excessive but the commission could just as easily find that the use of ANY grease is excessive. BJ's argument is far stronger than Chiappetta gives him credit for.... as long as BJ's lawyer isn't an idiot.

Once again, I'm not really a BJ fan and I don't think the vaseline changed the outcome at all but that administrative rule is on point.

John Rambo- February 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm
not to be on Tuf Guys nuts, but it's pretty obvious that it's the same person changing names and trying to diss him. He really does own you in real life You feed the troll and thats what you get
Clozer- February 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm
HA HA HA, what a shit bag! This guy is actually running his mouth about other people and their friends? Couple questions here: 1. I thought retards were short? The giraffe in picture 7 is a about 1 chromosome away from a window licker. 2. Why are you standing in front of a vacant lot with a sold sign to someone elses home? 3. Why is there not 1 picture of you on the France/Sweden trip? 4. Why does the kid in the very first picture look like TUF guy? Just sayin.
poopfingers- February 5, 2009 at 2:52 pm
@ Kadumel

post your myspace, I'm sure its full of porno bitches and you look like GSP on roids right? I hate shitbags like you who think that just because people look different than you, they are douchebags. So please post your Affliction sponsored myspace page and show all of us what a loser YOU really are.
poopfingers- February 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm
nevermind, I just found it. I never realized you were so undouchey. you look like the lost diaz brother. go back to pimpin out el caminos and helping your brothers n sisters cross the border.

www.myspace.com/kadumel
Contraband- February 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm
I think CP SHOULD HIRE THAT TIFFANY GIRL AND i TO DO SOME RESERCH ON THE LUBE SITUATION.
Machete for hands- February 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm
@TUF Guy's Mother

i think you guys are gonna make him cry hahaha
TUF Guy's Dad- February 5, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Son, u are such a fucking loser
nonamebiach- February 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm
@TUF Guy's Dad


LOL! tell that mistake of a son how much of a loser he is!
TUF Guy's Mother- February 5, 2009 at 2:28 pm
Son... Where did we go wrong? Why do you think that you need to lash out against anyone you meet online? Was it because your father RNC'd you to sleep everynight? Was it because I was always making you help me practice my Rubber Guard naked? Do you think it has something to do with the poundings that we let the Hughes brothers put on you behind the barn? Did we not use enough vaseline as adults? Please tell us son!

(-Kadumel)
Anonymous- February 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm
jesus what is up with the GSP moving up to middleweight BS, he isnt doing it! no eventual, nothing! do you guys have some kind of problem coming up with stuff to fill up your updates or something?
shit on TUF Guy- February 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm
@ SMH

LOL. Holy Shit!
Brilliant.
poopfingers- February 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm
as opposed to CagePotato who marks out hard over anyone with 4oz gloves on.
Kadumel- February 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm
I know right! That is exactly what I was thinking.

And if he is juicing, man he is doing it wrong!
SMH- February 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm
@ Kadumel

Man, u kinda wrecked it for me. It was a lot better when I didn't know what TUF Guy looked like. Now after looking at those pics, I almost kinda feel sorry for him. I didn't really know what to expect but i definitely wasn't expecting such an ugly douche. like wtf? even his friends look almost as bad as he does. And to think if you're gonna call yourself TUF Guy, u would actually look kinda like a tough guy. But he looks like such a douche. I can't believe a guy can look like that and actually be so damn lippy. Like seriously. He's a fucking douche. No wonder TUF Guy's Dad is so embarrassed.
Anonymous- February 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm
Franklin has only been beaten by 3 different opponents and Henderson is not faster.
Aj's gay lover!- February 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm
AJ likes to grease up his whole body when we "fight." AJ sweety...take off your pj's. Daddy's coming in. When we was in the shower together...your butt cheeks were warm!
TUF Guy's Dad- February 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Dammit son, you're embarrassing me
Derekrva- February 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm
For the love of god please no Machida vs. Franklin 2. I know it makes sense, but I grow tired of watching Rich Franklin get handled by faster more precise fighters.
Knockup artist- February 5, 2009 at 1:41 pm
I really hope this marks the end of lubrigate. Put a rule in place and make it official so there are no blurred lines.
TUF Guy- February 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm
* waits for fanbase *

Alright, idiots, you have my approval to start making completly lame comments... GO!
young hairy and german- February 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm
i live to be the first to comment! FUCK YAAAAAAA
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