Case Closed

Written by Tom Ngo
March 25th, 2009


Although BJ Penn refuses to let the controversy die, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has already transferred his focus on to Thiago Alves, and considers the greasing accusations a dead issue.

“This whole thing is over,” St-Pierre stated. “We went in court and we won. But he keeps talking.”

Last Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission held a powwow with Penn, his mommy and GSP’s two cornermen – Greg Jackson and Phil Nurse.

Penn was under the impression that the Commission would be handing down fines, penalties and suspensions. Much to his dismay, the NSAC used the meeting as an information-gathering process to prevent situations like this from happening again.

After the conference, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer said, “I have no plans to bring anything against anybody in this case.”

GSP is now focused on the toughest physical challenge of his career, as Alves is one of the more imposing 170-pounders in the world. The two will headline the monumental UFC 100 event on July 11th.

Penn is clinging to the last thread that will help him justify why he got beat at UFC 94. Although Penn’s yap won’t stop running, St-Pierre is choosing to take the high road and get him back in another way.

“In a way it bothers me, he said that I’m a liar, I’m a cheater,” stated an irritated St-Pierre. “But now it’s over my head and the thing I can do to piss him off even more is to help Kenny Florian kick his ass. And that’s what I’m gonna do. Kenny Florian is coming in April, and I’m going to help him out as much as I can to beat him up.”

Florian has been the lightweight top contender for quite some time, however due to Penn’s aspirations of dominating multiple weight classes, he has had to bide his time.

Rumor is that the organization is hoping to have a Penn-Florian bout at UFC 101 on August 8th.

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