11 Mar 2009 09:05:57 AM
(He will litigate to the death, and he is not joking about this.)
Well, he finally went and did it. After weeks of less structured, though more entertaining gripes and accusations, UFC lightweight champ B.J. Penn and his camp have filed a formal complaint with the Nevada State Athletic Commission against welterweight champ Georges St Pierre.
The Penn camp filed a twenty-page document (so take that Jackson camp, with your puny seventeen pages) detailing the complaint and outlining the consequences they’d like to see. And what are those consequences? You know the usual. They just want to see GSP, his trainers, and other as of yet unnamed parties fined $250,000, have the bout result changed to a no contest, suspend the licenses of GSP, Phil Nurse, and Greg Jackson, and force GSP to undergo pre-fight showers. Basically just the regular old stuff.
The complaint also accuses St. Pierre of “ingesting a substance” to make his body especially slippery before the fight. It makes us wish the formal hearing really does happen so we can hear Penn’s lawyer accuse GSP of drinking baby oil, and then hear GSP’s lawyer counter that baby oil is considered a delicacy in certain French-Canadian circles.
It’s in your hands now, NSAC. Please do something and put an end to this epic paperwork war.