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Keith Jardine Accused of Greasing After ‘Global Invasion’ Win


("Let’s make this quick, I gotta be back underneath my bridge in two hours." / Photo courtesy of Esther Lin.)

Former UFC vet Keith Jardine snapped a five-fight losing streak last night at the postponed Nemesis MMA: Global Invasion event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over submission specialist Francisco "Kiko" France. It would have been a celebratory moment, if not for the peripheral weirdness that surrounded the show. As Ben Askren tweeted last night: 

"Just talked to [Kiko] he said nemesis was a complete mess. No judges. Jardine was greased. His check bounced. Doesn’t get much worse."

Which of course begs the question, how does one lose a decision in a fight with no judges? The greasing thing could be sour grapes, but it’s always notable when a Greg Jackson-associated fighter is accused of lubing up, considering that so many of them have been accused of that particular cheat in the past. (See: Georges St. Pierre, Nate Marquardt, Roger Huerta, Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez.)


So far, Jardine’s only public statement about the Nemesis event was a brief message posted to his official website on Sunday: "Finally getting out of Dominican. Its looking like this thing has been a big scandal. Will be big news. Can’t wait to get back to USA and figure this out."

There are no updates about the show on Nemesis MMA’s official website. The results from the fight card (from what we can gather) are as follows:

– Keith Jardine def. Francisco "Kiko" France via unanimous decision
Paul Buentello def. Kerry Schall via unanimous decision
Eliot Marshall def. Chris McNally via submission (armbar), round 1
– Mike Nickels def. Kyle Seals via submission (armbar)
– John Dodson def. John Moraga via decision
– Chaun Sims def. Oscar Sosa via submission (armbar), round 3
- Terry Martin and Travis Marx also competed on the card, in separate bouts…still confirming results

We’ll update you on the show’s various scandals when we know more…

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Ascerendant- December 15, 2010 at 4:16 am
@VivaHate: iTunes DOES have that song. Look for "Lotion" by Greenskeepers
ghostboner- December 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm
So, if I understand correctly, you are calling Diego a greasy Sanchez?
tnbp- December 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm
That's dirty pool to name Nate Marquardt in a list of fighters "accused" of being greased while attempting to build a possible case against Jackson's gym, as a whole. I assume you are talking about when he was accused by Rousimar Palhares-- and IMMEDIATELY exonerated before he even left the ring. Nice "journalism," there...
Viva Hate- December 14, 2010 at 10:29 am
@DangadaDang,
Fuck iTunes for not having that song! I need that blasting from my car at all times!

Travis.Logan- December 14, 2010 at 9:37 am
Or the Referee is a dirty mofo, Theres always that option.
Travis.Logan- December 14, 2010 at 9:34 am
Agian with this, well maybe if the atheletic comissions outline a specific set of rules were the presiding referee has to check each fighters chest, back, and joints before the fights starts....... oh wait they already do. In this day and age with all the cameras and eyes placed on you, the only way grease could be applied that would not be noticed initially by the ref or the people around would be to hire some lube sniper up in the nose bleeds to Lee Harvey Oswald that shit on him mid-fight . Then all the opponent has to do is pull a Rousimar Palhares and call him out immediately after the fight and the accused will be checked at that instant.
Goog- December 14, 2010 at 9:10 am
That's bullshit. He's the Dean of Clean.

He needs different shorts, though. The symbol for New Mexico ain't exactly bad ass.
The Buddha- December 14, 2010 at 8:50 am
One change - Lister was a scratch. Mike Nickels filled in and tapped Kyle Seals with an armbar in round 1.

I'm hearing NOBODY got paid. Ridiculous.
cecils_pupils- December 14, 2010 at 8:29 am
Doesn't everyone rub one out before a big fight to calm the nerves?
Misfit29er- December 14, 2010 at 8:11 am
I don't think Jeff Curran fought....he just did an XFO show and won on Dec 4th. Unless there is another random Jeff Curran I don't know about, then well you just go ahead and forget everything I just said!
BeastUnleashed- December 14, 2010 at 8:02 am
Maybe for decisions they were like yo crowd if you think Jardine won....Screeeaaammmmm....If you think other guy won screaammmm and the screams were louder for Jardine so he unanimously won.
danomite- December 14, 2010 at 7:55 am
They probably should have known something was up when a second world country was somehow able to put together a line-up that's just a shade below that of Strikeforce.

are we really going to put Marquardt up there even though it was proven immediately afterwards that the accusations were bullshit. And the GSP one is a joke too. I put more lube on my dick when I jerk off than what GSP had on his back. You know what all these accusations are lacking? Proof. Well, except maybe Diego. That guy came out looking like he was in a Soul Glo commercial.
knucklesamitch- December 14, 2010 at 7:55 am
Jardine looks like he's ripping a painful fart in that pic.
cecils_pupils- December 14, 2010 at 7:47 am
Viva Hate for the muhfuckin win.
Elentius- December 14, 2010 at 7:32 am
Were any of the lubing accusations proven? If not, then I would just say that some fighters just like to bitch because Jackson has the best camp in the world. I like Jardine and wish him continued success.
mburtoni- December 14, 2010 at 7:12 am
At first, I thought Terry Martin (the former LHW) had KO'd Marcus Hicks (the former WEC lightweight.) Then I remembered that there's actually a bigger, sloppier Marcus Hicks with a 10-20 record.
DangadaDang- December 14, 2010 at 7:10 am
@Viva

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDgS6qLsVM4

I think you'll enjoy this.

And not that I'm one to shout conspiracy, but Jackson's camp is getting shadier by the day. It's only a matter of time before some no namer from that place releases a tell all.
MoTropolis- December 14, 2010 at 7:07 am
It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin Or Else It Gets The Lose Again
Viva Hate- December 14, 2010 at 7:02 am
It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin Or Else It Gets The Hose Again
MoTropolis- December 14, 2010 at 6:54 am
Thats what happens when you accept a check made from a banana peel.
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