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(The greasing heard ’round the world. Photo courtesy of NBC Sports.)

Following repeated arguments from BJ Penn that Georges St. Pierre‘s cornermen improperly used vaseline during their Phil Nurse and Greg Jackson.

Though Penn wants the fight to be changed to a no-contest, that scenario is unlikely; as NSAC executive director Keith Kizer explained to Sherdog, an MMA bout in Nevada can only be ruled a no-contest after the fact if scorecards were added incorrectly, if a referee or judge was paid off to influence the fight, if the referee misinterpreted a rule that effected the fight’s outcome, or if there was the use of non-approved drugs or steroids. Kizer explained that the actual purpose of today’s hearing was to prevent controversial greasing situations from happening in the future:

“What I see happening is something along these lines: a very strict warning to Phil, a warning to everybody that there’s no place for this, and maybe something [determined] along the lines that every corner can have one designated Vaseline guy and that guy can not touch the fighter anywhere else on his body, except for his face, until the end of the fight."

Kizer added
that BJ Penn’s camp would have to provide "hard evidence" to support their allegations that St. Pierre and his camp conspired to cheat, before he’d file an actual disciplinary complaint against Nurse and Jackson, so it seems like they’re in little danger of being fined or having their licenses suspended. Only St. Pierre’s cornermen are required to be at the NSAC hearing, though Kizer told MMA Junkie that reps from BJ Penn’s camp are also planning to be there in person to plead their case. And despite the potential for a heated shouting match, Kizer wants to keep this nice and civil:

"[We're] giving Greg and Phil an opportunity to explain what happened that night and also finding out whether there’s a way to make things even easier…First and foremost we do want to make sure these fights are fought as fairly as possible and as safely as possible. Hopefully we get things resolved before our next MMA bout…so if there does need to be a change we can put it in place by then."

We’ll update you as we know more.

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AnonymousToo- March 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Let us rewind few matches back to see where BJ is rank...1st: against Matt Hughes. Matt got beat up more than once but he tried hard to minimize the beating. Kudo to him.
2nd: Mayhem, got beat up quite good but again, kudo to him for trying to minimize the beating.
3rd: Same to Matt Sara, Josh, and Johh. They all lost to GSP quite soundly but all able to avoid devastating beating.

What about BJ? Not even close to any mentioned fighters? He quit in the second round. Watch the fight again...BJ fans.
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm
BJ is a little bitch sore loser....and a poor excuse for a fighter!!!!
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm
i think bJ tried on GSP's shorts and it shrunk his ball to nothing, now he's just a bitch
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 10:42 pm
what makes me laugh most is that bj is having to swallow all that mess he was talking and his ridiculous reminds me so much of the rich kid not getting what he wants and starts to is an awesome fighter but he should stay at light weight...also you can tell that bj trains with a bunch of yes men always saying ''ya your the best your technique is spot on'' and people that he outclasses you can tell that st. pierre trained with ppl that told him that he needs to work on thing and not ppl that told him he was perfect already.
Nate- March 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Isn't the first step of Rubber guard to break down your opponents posture? Even Eddie Bravo says some guys with incredible posture are next to impossible to break down. As soon as BJ even attempted RG, GSP postured up. Try doing some rubber guard instead asying that he would of got the triangle, even though he could'nt come close to securing Mission Control.
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm
used to be a huge bj penn fan....not so much now.when did he become such a big pussy ass whiner.give it a fuckin resy bj lost...get over it.
no mma gods- March 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm
BJisAdick- March 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm
So BJ lovers.. Are you saying that if BJ had a small amount of vaseline on his back instead of GSP he would have win easily in 4 destructive round??

LMAO.. Lets do a rematch and let BJ puts a whole cup of vaseline and lets see if he can pull it out...... QQ MORE

that would shut up penn for good ? NO, he would blame GSP tight panties.

give me a break.......

The Irish Wolfhound- March 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm
While something needs to be done about this, a no contest? That's just BJ blatantly trying to milk this for everything it's worth, he was destroyed.
the Chronic- March 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm
thank gawd, they got rid of that "cool" character, what a fucking wad.
the Chronic- March 17, 2009 at 12:12 pm
the guy posting above me is a fucking wad.
Crap Factory- March 17, 2009 at 11:56 am
Accordin to the NSAC website, the meeting ended at 11:30. Any update/word on what the results were?

Also, they were to discuss Karo's disciniplary actions today. What happened there?
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 11:55 am
bj you suck. straight up. gsp got in that ass and broke his foot off in it - a la rampage! go back to fighting all the 155 lb girls. (yes anybody who cant break 185 lbs is a pussy and would get fucked up by even a joe shmoe 200 pounder on the street with a cigarette and beer in his mouth. these little guys need to realize that theyre just little, bottom of the food chain ass niggas. who the fuck is scared of some cat that weighs as much as a girl? bj penn suck a dick, eat a dick, and choke on a dick. oh thats right, gsp already had you do that for him.....
Anonymous must be retarded- March 17, 2009 at 11:55 am
unless you went gogplata then triangle choke but... again bj has never sunk either of those in a fight
Anonymous must be retarded- March 17, 2009 at 11:54 am
I do believe that BJ Penn has never once won by a submission off of his back in his entire pro career, so I don't see the triangle choke coming either... besides, in rubber guard it is tough to transition to a triangle, pulling off a triangle is easier out of regular guard... maybe a win by omoplata or gogoplata or armbar... but meh w/e
Truth2Pwr- March 17, 2009 at 11:17 am
Not sure where this myth that Penn has dominated the LW division got started. He beat Pulver who is now 1-5 in his last 6 bouts, Joe Daddy who is now 1-3 in his last 4 bouts, and mind-fucked Sherk into a standup war for which the "knuckle-head-shark" literally showed up "un-armed" with his mighty three-foot wingspan. If Sherk would have stood with Florian for the whole fight, Kenny slashes up his face with elbows like the mark of Zorro.

Come on BJ, if you're such a dominant LW, let's see you clean out the division.

Florian, Sanchez, Guida, Edgar...

...all these dudes are lined up and waiting. Let's see if you can really dominate the top LWs, or if your prodigiousness is just a lot of marketing hype.
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 10:57 am
man why watch when you can fight, theres two types of people that watch UFC,

1. People who train and understand the concept of the sport
2. Posers who wear TapouT and cheer for all the mainstream fighters...

I like GSP just as much as the next gu... everyone on the band wagon

but unfortunately that band wagon is going to break soon, its too over loaded...

p.s GSP does dominate the WW division, and Bj dominates the LW division, two phenomenal fighters

and should stick to their weight classes...
CanadianProduce- March 17, 2009 at 10:55 am
@ anonymous

BJ Penn by triangle choke in the second round????

Wow, the stages of denial are not lost on you.
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 10:49 am
lol dude above me is retarded and needs to watch some more fights. if penn was gonna win by a triangle choke he would have already done so the other time they fought. i like penn as much as the next gu......his old fans but even i can admit he got dominated.
RED- March 17, 2009 at 10:46 am
How can he expect that to be changed to a no contest when they wouldn't change Anthony Johnson's fight to one when he was clearly stabbed in the eye?
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 10:40 am
1. if you have ever done Bjj, you would know first hand that vasaline would play a huge role in that fight
3. Go try Bjj instead of wearing TapouT and see how hard it is
4. Rubber guard, look into it
5. Bj Penn is a BB-Bjj and GSP can walk right through his guard? i knew right away something was up...
6. Bj Penn lost, he should accept it
7. Bj Penn is a world class fighter, and probably the best LW
8. GSP is a world class fighter aswell
9. if there was no grease on GSP's back, then the outcome of the fight would have been different...

Bj Penn win by Triangle choke in the 2nd round
Jay- March 17, 2009 at 10:37 am
Give Truth2Pwr the shirt although his logic will likely confuse most on here.
Anonymous- March 17, 2009 at 9:59 am
damd this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tito and ken all over again, the third time GSP makes penn look like he should be in the goonies will be the only way to shut him up it just such bad class by penn . The thing i carnt understand is that if GSP had smeared himself them it would have transfered to penn so it would have been on him anyway aswell yet he was dry so i dont see this one way accusation.

Penn is an ass and i personally lost all respect for a talented fighter, after this i shall BOO from the stands LOL

BTW does anyone think that penn look like Mr Ben or BOD
Bas Rutten- March 17, 2009 at 9:42 am
"What I see happening is something along these lines: a very strict warning to Phil, a warning to everybody that there’s no place for this, and maybe something [determined] along the lines that every corner can have one designated Vaseline guy and that guy can not touch the fighter anywhere else on his body, except for his face, until the end of the fight."

I wonder how much money that statement cost the UFC. It seems way to positive to be coming from the NSAC.
Uncle Sams Misguided Child (USMC)- March 17, 2009 at 9:14 am
@ Imposter me,

Actually I was a Penn fan before all of this and was pulling for him to win the fight. About being a St Pierre nuthugger. The guy is good and that is that. He is dominate and will not be dethroned in the near future. He also doesnt talk a bunch of trash before or after a fight. He goes in does his job and does it well. A little vasoline did not change the outcome of that fight and that is from BJ's mouth. GSP was the better man that night and from the looks of things 9 3/4 out of ten GSP wins a fight against Penn. If anyone is nuthugging its you pussy!