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I wanted to show GSP I could fight him anywhere. The 2nd round was the beginning of the end. I took a pretty good beating in the 2nd round.

I wasnít panicking. I knew I was falling behind and getting my but kicked.

After 2nd round I was borderline knocked out. [Maybe this is why he looked so gassed] I hadnít watched the fight I donít want to watch myself get beat up like that. I donít remember the 3rd and 4th round.

Definitely got my butt kicked. I hate to say that.

I was fighting and I didnít want the ref to stop the fight I just kept fighting and tried to get through. I may have looked like I was trying to survive but I was looking for stuff here and there but I didnít have much to tell the truth

I donít remember the ending of the fight. I donít remember talking I say I got emotional but I was going to go take another beating. There was a lot of emotion going on. I was getting beat up.

If I wanted to stop the fight I couldíve stopped moving and let GSP hit me a few time and the ref wouldíve stopped it. Itís not like I proved much anyway it didnít go like I wanted it to go. But I didnt go back and say stop the fight

Iím not going to yell at my corner for anything I hired them and I am responsible for them.

Definitely that show didnít portray me like I am if you want to see what I am like got to BJPenn.com and see the blogs they said they were going to make it like DeLaHoya and Mayweater. I go to school and talk to kids. They aired me saying profanity and people say Iím an embarassment. I caught slack for saying I was going to kill him I was standing in the ring just talking I donít want Georges to die. I said if Fitch was the Terminator then Iím God. I was joking I asked them to not air that my mom is religious. If I say 1000 good things but they wonít show it if I say one bad thing they put it on there

Iíd do UFC primetime again if I had a big fight but I would know how to talk and hopefully come off better.

We got tipped off before the fight and I canít say by who. We heard he was going to be greasing and he was on steroids whatever. My boxing was coached was pissed that he was going to bring a substance in the ring. Itís the worst thing you can do. I was training. The first thing in the locker room he tells the commission that GSP has been a greaser and to watch him after the fight they said they caught him greasing in the corner and we caught him It was after the fight.

I wish we warned them and we caught them why didnít they walk across and tell us he was doing it We should have a competent decision . We shouldíve got a heads up on what was going on.

When I was going for armlocks and different things if you miss one you think whats next I can say something and GSP punches me in the face Iím thinking whatís the next move. I think the ref said you canít grab the back of his head thatís when I realized you canít hold the back of GSPís head and he can keep posturing up all day long.

People ask me how I would grease up I guess Iíd put it on my elbows. People accuse Greg Jackson as the mastermind but I think he has a more scientific way behind ears and stuff Iím not a professional greaser I donít know how to t do it I just think whats my next move. I canít get GSP to stop punching me he had more leverage in my guard. Side control was hammer fists the big shots came through my legs He was getting through my guard.

In head I was trying to get out and fight we thing we can win I want to get to my guard and win thatís what I was thinking

You can ask any black jiu jitsu if grease makes a difference when they grapple and they will say yes.

I met Sherk one time after a fight we hung out with Dana a little I have to say after watch Hughes fight heís a warrior he loses to me and beats Tyson Griffin

what he said was years ago Hughes blog heís qualified to make a statement like that. People say weíre making excuses. we enter the ring and we spend money to train ad weíll get hurt a concussion and my face hurts all weíre trying to do is make it fair. We deserve that much,

The thing about excuses this isnít my first loss Iíve lost five Iíve lose to Jens GSP Iíve never gone out and say thing about them. I never sai Jens cheated,. I said I broke my rib against Hughes. He kicked my butt. Hughes doesnít grease he got caught against Hallman. I respect Hughes I respsect Georges but the commission will investigate and if he id I lose all respect for him after that.

Let the commission do there thing. Ive got to get on my feet get in the gym and win my next fight. I can say GSP was greasy all day but I got to get ready for my next fight.

Th whole thing leading up the fight I was the bad guy now he is accused of cheating in after the commission caught him and now he is bad guy he can say heíll beat me wth a rash guard Iíd love a rematch. Iím a guy who likes all the fighters Liddell, Hughes, Couture, If you became the best for beating me then Iím a fan. Whether I like Hughes or not heís the greatest.

Iíll take an immediate rematch with Georges. Itís in Danaís hands. Heís got a company to run and heís not trying to lose money. Dana will stay out and let the commission do their investigation.

The UFC implemented the rules about vaseline and Iím glad Iím the guy who got sacrificed for it. If they clean up the issue then itís not all in vain.

I think the commission is doing something in March.

Iíve been with the company for nine years and Iíve thought about retiring. It wouldíve been good to win and ride off in the sunset even thought I wouldnít Iíll be here for ten years.

Iím in the negotiatations to defend the Lightweight title thatís what Iíll do. Weíre going to fight the #1 contender Kenny Florian. Heís been to Hilo to train with me. Iím suprised to hear him say he wants to kill me itís business and we got to fight.

Itís suprising heís going to train with GSP Kenny is the one who tipped me off GSP was greasing. Heís good with jiu jitsu and he can box, heís a mixed martial artist and Iíve got my worked cut out for me.

I know I didnít put on a good showing in January weíll have to wait and see Iím confident Iím going to be in good shape and do my best.

I as in good shape for Georges I didnít drink any alcohol after 6 months. People say I wasnít in shape but I was kudos to GSP. If I wasnít in shape I wouldíve done after the 2nd. I wouldnít be able to stand in the 3rd. It was what 100 punches?

I think my camp is good Iíve won two titles this way I need to bring in some southpaws and muay thai guys some guys built like Kenny. We get plenty of different people come in. We donít know when the fight is going to be. Iím not going to get rid of anybody. We will keep the core guys.

Iíd like to train at other places maybe in the off season go an learn all I can. I started at AKA. I know I got tons to learn. Iíll train with anybody.

I train hard strength and conditioning itís all Iím doing we train pretty hard. Look at Brock heís a freak. Fitch Thiago, GSP, and Koscheck they are all within 10 pounds of each other.

Size and strength does matter if a guy is throwing you around youíve got to get out there.

My boxing coach stopped the fight.

I used the rubber guard a lot in this fight. I was in touch with Eddie Bravo before this fight. I believe in the rubber guard I use it everyday in training.

I order a double double from In N out fries and vanilla shake.

You guys in Iraq come home safe our hearts go out to you.

Kid Yamamto, anything can happen but heís not top on my list. I know him pretty well and I donít want to challenge. He came to visit and Iím not going to challenge him.

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Old 02-12-2009, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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meh.

nothing changes in my mind. you put vasoline on a guys eye, it will be on his back in 60 seconds. These guys cry foul, fine, but the only part that WASN'T toweled off were GSP's eys and hands. Same for Penn. And if GSP was covered in grease, aftr 30 seconds of fighting, so too would pann be greasy. Seemed to me GSP didn't have a problem with it.
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Bj's a great guy (hung out with him on multiple occasions... I know, I know, I AM pretty cool), but he's gotta move on to someone else and let this grease thing go. He got beat and probably shouldn't fight GSP again, but is still a very entertaining fighter
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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He can't be as bad as the pre-fight stuff made him!

Anyhow, he pretty much admitted beig out classed, grease or no grease, hell, he got out everythinged.
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