MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Video: Parisyan Gets Scolded, Penn Dresses Casual at Yesterday’s NSAC Hearings

If you’ve ever wanted to see what a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing looks like from the inside, you might be interested in these videos (courtesy of CageWriter), which show Karo Parisyan getting reamed for his painkiller use, Phil Nurse defending his own reputation, and BJ Penn crying for justice.  In the above clip, Karo explains why he took those unapproved meds, and throws himself on the mercy of the commission. The "drifting in and out of the state of reality" line comes at 5:54, and the ruling begins at 7:48, where Commissioner John Bailey lays down the suspension and fine, and suggests that in the future, a mixed martial artist’s entire win bonus should be forfeited if he tests positive for banned substances.

Below, Nurse admits that in retrospect, his use of Vaseline during the St. Pierre/Penn fight "doesn’t look good," and gets grilled about it while BJ Penn stares him down at the other end of the table. After the jump: Penn comes out against all forms of cheating, one commission member basically calls bullshit on the idea that you can ingest something that makes you slippery, and another is just glad that GSP didn’t beat him to death. Plus, Penn’s lawyer Raffi Nahabedian calls for a full-scale investigation on Lubrigate.




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The Harvester- March 19, 2009 at 10:45 pm
I am a HUGE GSP fan and I will be first to admit that I thought all of this was complete and utter bullshit, but after watching this I feel a little sorry for Penn (haha can't believe I am saying that). The way he explains the damage he took and how he knew at a certain moment that he could not hold GSP anymore and was going to be pummeled is interesting. I also will admit that this doesn't look remotely good at all for GSP ecspecially with all the quotes from other fighters and the fact that they filed a pre-fight warning against him.

The simple solution is GSP and his corner have to be overly cautious and have only stitches or whoever touch his face with vaseline. Commision can wipe him down every round it doesn't matter, this just needs to be put to bed in GSP's next fight so no one can accuse him of greasing. A dominant win over Alves with no chance of greasing should hopefully end this discussion.

I also am not as stark raving mad at Penn for making this complaint like everyone seems to be. If he continues talking long after this hearing is held then yes it will have gone to far. Lets remember that this is the fighters livlihoods and Penn took serious damage that could potentially alter his career (not necessarily but concussions are never good). He could be more prone to ko's now because of that damage who knows and he truly believed that GSP had grease on him, whether it was intentional or not.

GSP is still the best fighter in the UFC and will prove it with a win over Alves and end this once and for all.

p.s. thanks cage for posting those vids those were cool. I didn't think they would film and release that kind of stuff.
Tits Mcgee- March 19, 2009 at 8:23 am
Are you retarded? seriously, are you? for real though, are you fucking retarded?
Tits Mcgee- March 19, 2009 at 8:19 am
AT LEAST WEAR A TUXEDO T SHIRT. ITS SAYS THAT YOUR CLASSY BUT YOU STILL LIKE TO PARTY
Sodak- March 18, 2009 at 8:28 pm
Holy Shit!!!! Lost just keeps getting weirder and weirder

as for bj i'd be pissed too if my opponent got caught ON CAMERA cheating and everyone just dismissed it, but hes taking it a little to far.
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm
Anyone notice Hurley from lost in the background of the video's?
GSP's WITCHDOCTOR- March 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm
ALL YOU GSP BALLSUCKERS ARE JUST MAD THAT YOURE HOMOSEXUAL IDOL HAS FINALLY BEEN CAUGHT OF CHEATING AND WILL NEVER BE SEEN THE SAME AGAIN IN THE MMA WORLD.
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 4:32 pm
People are forgetting that the people in the red jackets (The Commissions) check St. Pierre out and rubbed the little amount off with a towel. If he wasn't pleased he would of fixed it then. Why is this even up for discussion. Maybe its just a massive conspiracy to completely discredit GSP's fighting record. But who would want to help him with that (Matt Hughes is pretty bitter these days)? Where was he during all this? Or on the other hand maybe GSP's team has mastered a pill that can be ingested and makes your skin oily. Yeah that makes total sense.
Anonymous- March 18, 2009 at 3:12 pm
BJ Penn needs to stop crying. He was going to get his ass whooped no matter what....
snoochie boochies- March 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm
fucking derek zoolander wannabe
snoochie boochies- March 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm
ahahahah, look at that guy's turn at 4:56. what a complete dbag
Douchey McDoucherton- March 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm
Karo seems like the guy that would waste most of his fight money on hair products.
andres pepe- March 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm
i bet u jackson was laughing in his head during the hearing becuz he knows florian is at home training for fight of his life while penn is sittin there with his mom complaining about how his asskicking unfair as much as i dont like penn he does have the right to complain i just want this whole thing to be over with
Anonymous420- March 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm
lol @ 2nd video's 4:57. srs stare and baby j
CanadianBuddha- March 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm
I don't hate BJ Penn, I am just disappointed by his actions the last few years....

I used to be a huge BJ Penn fan, but his ability to stagnate a whole division to feed his overinflated ego turned me off, as well as his lack of class considering he is the belt holder at 155 (not for long, thank gods)
Seems like alot of BJ fans have taken his side and are looking for excuses as to why the great BJ Penn did not win....
It is obvious that GSP out struck BJ and having two fighters with vase on thier faces wrestle, your going to transfer it to other parts of the body....

But after BJ displays another sad, sad training camp with his crew of yes men and hangers on then loses, by quitting, and we find his fans are up in arms.....his training needs to change cause what he is doing is not working for him....

With a better work ethic (cause we all know that comparing GSP's training camps to Penns are laughable, not being biased but there are many many fighters that utilize a highly effecient training camp that makes BJ's efforts seem mundane) more varied training with SKILLED fighters instead of the groupies that Penn uses, it goes on and on as too why he is failing with the fans and why he loss so dramatically.

His loss to GSP has affected him mentally and it is that in which I believe Florain will capitalize on........

BJ's so called legacy as a true warrior and MMA fighter is tarnished everytime he opens his mouth these days.....
train HARD BJ & train SMART!

but this is just my humble opinion as a fan and participant of MMA
JR- March 18, 2009 at 11:06 am
BJ........YOUR A BIG BITCH!!!!!GO BACK TO THE ISLAND YOU MISERABLE LIL PRICK.
BJ Penn's Anus- March 18, 2009 at 11:05 am
I hurt, really bad.
proud canuck!!- March 18, 2009 at 10:53 am
hey does anyone remember seeing the pre fight video's where penn called pierre a bitch for tapping against cera? that only bitches tap, and he has never tapped!
well I think being a whiny little cunt who quits a fight between rounds because of getting his cry baby bobble head smacked around is worse waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay worse, YOU QUIT BJ!!! YOU QUIT ON ALL YOUR LOYAL FANS!!! then you cry like a little BITCH awww he had vaseline on wa!! wa!! wa!! I pray to the UFC gods to let you step into the ring again with him, wash him down, scrub his ass with your big pineapple eating lips you pussy!! Because if you think the beating he gave you was bad, just wait till he humiliates you in the ring and watches you cry! and the whole world watches you beg him to stop punishing you!! Then you can heal up and go loose your fight to florian who will whoop your grass skirt wearing ass!!!
Bubbafat- March 18, 2009 at 10:47 am
BTW to cheat you have to actually break the rules,and technically there are NO existing rules regarding vaseline or grease. So there was no cheating. As a matter of fact, the NSAC rep's in the ring toweled down the non-cheater, twice. So if you have no infraction, AND the people who enforce the rules cleaned up the non-infraction, how can you have action. In truth, all the commission could have done today was scold itself for not taking action during the fight, and we know that the spoonfed, millionaire, casino moguls in charge of the NSAC are the first to admit when they are wrong. Don't hold your fricken breath.
Skyler- March 18, 2009 at 10:44 am
@ Timmeh

You're reading what you want to read not what I'm saying.

MMA is about transitions. Look at GSP's upper body, I don't think anybody was kidding themselves thinking he was about to get triangled. I didn't mean dangerous in that sense of the word at all. It's dangerous because BJ can manipulate his body on the ground really well and get himself into an advantageous position. Also he can take a second to collect his thoughts. Instead all that was going through his mind is "He feels like a human shaped baby seal covered in oil from the ocean. Oh wait, it probably is oil." Upon further review...? Yeah go fuck yourself.

I didn't say it changed the outcome. I said it didn't happen fairly. I don't care to speculate what "would" have happened, that's forever useless.
Just Another Thought- March 18, 2009 at 10:43 am
You know, just to be on the safe side, maybe Nurse shouldn't be cornering anymore fights.
Bubbafat- March 18, 2009 at 10:40 am
I gotta say, a collared shirt is a good investment for a hearing. BJ just clowned himself out. I love it when he asks the commissions opinion in regards to the "intent". Idiot, it's a HEARING not a SAYING. That means they hear what you have to say and you leave, and they MIGHT get back to you.
MAD MIKE- March 18, 2009 at 10:39 am
anyone who has ever grappled knows that when you are greasy it's a disadvantage. no matter how you spin it his corner cheated. even dana thinks so. i think gsp would have beat him anyway but now there will always be the what if!! keep bj's mom out of it, she is supporting her son like any mother would.
Bas Rutten- March 18, 2009 at 10:27 am
Did anyone else notice how in karo's video they say "now the other two drugs he tested positive for." What the hell else was he taking?
Timmeh- March 18, 2009 at 10:25 am
@skyler I'm pretty sure BJ has not subbed anyone off his back in his professional MMA career, pretty dangerous huh? and yeah it was all the vasaline...not GSP's world class wrestling skills witch alwoed him to posture up, and prevent BJ from pulling mission snoretrol
Lumberjack- March 18, 2009 at 10:15 am
How do you show up to a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing wearing a fucking T-shirt. That makes you look like a lazy quitter. Oh wait its BJ now i know why.
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