Fuck...not this shit again(animated gif/info from UFC 97)

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  1. Big K

    Big K U Wanna Battle?

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    Anderson Silva is being accused of greasing by former Sherdog editor and current Sports Illustrated writer Josh Gross.

    From Josh's PBP blog...

    Source: Live blog from UFC 97 - Josh Gross - SI.com
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    On the bright side, we can use this to our advantage. The heavily marketed Gracie derivative of Judo is expensive, and these are tough economic times. Since it's now clear that wrestling and vaseline > BJJ, we can save ourselves some money[teet]
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  2. yea.. i noticed that..
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  3. jayoo

    jayoo new york representative

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    i hope this is a fuckin joke lol ....... this accusation shit is gettin old
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  4. Unknown333

    Unknown333 New Member

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    doesnt matter thales only wehtn for 3 takedowns and failed all 3 times.
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  5. Odysseus

    Odysseus a marvelous muthafucka

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    Silva Manager Calls Greasing Talk 'Ridiculous'

    Ed Soares, the manager of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, is denying Silva did anything wrong following an SI.com blog that said Silva wiped Vaseline from his face onto his body and arms as he entered the Octagon Saturday at UFC 97.

    Soares, who worked Silva’s corner and watched a replay of the event afterward, called the observation and its subsequent discussion “ridiculous.”
    On the UFC 97 pay-per-view broadcast, the cameras show a cutman applying Vaseline to Silva’s eye area on the venue’s floor level before Silva ascends the steps into the Octagon. Silva then sashays around the cage’s inside perimeter. He appears to be wiping his face and then pats down his chest, stomach and arms as he turns to address his corner.

    Soares said Silva was merely wiping off the lubricant, which is universally applied to all contestants to help prevent cuts.

    “How much Vaseline can they put on someone’s eyebrows that’s going to make a difference?” Soares asked Sherdog.com on Monday. “Where’s he going to wipe it? If he wasn’t wiping it on his shorts, where would he wipe it? It wasn’t like he was rubbing it in. He just took it off. We didn’t put it on. It was [the cutman] that put it on.”

    Soares added that Silva and opponent Thales Leites never reached a position where lubricant could have made a difference.

    Silva earned a unanimous decision in the fight for a record-breaking ninth straight victory in the UFC. He controlled the pace and direction of the bout for much of the 25 minutes, though the feared striker picked his shots against a pensive Leites. Leites offered little offense of his own other than the occasional punch, kick or takedown attempt and often fell to his back to engage Silva on the mat.

    Silva has received negative backlash for his tempered performance, including sober words from UFC President Dana White, who called the fight “disappointing.”

    A frustrated Soares told Sherdog.com that the 34-year-old champion held to a specific strategy and achieved numerous goals in the bout.

    “He did everything that people questioned he could do,” said Soares. “When it went to the ground, Thales Leites couldn’t pass his guard. The question if he could go five rounds? He went five rounds without breaking a sweat for 25 minutes. What else does the guy have to do? Is the only thing they want to see is knockouts? Then, put fighters against [Silva] that will stand and bang with him, not guys that will fall on their backs.”

    Soares also questioned why the public has overlooked the larger ramifications of Silva’s victory.

    “Nobody has ever done what he’s done,” said Soares. “Why aren’t people focusing on that?”

    Though Soares said Silva hasn’t expressed a specific interest in fighting the UFC’s other pound-for-pound giant, Georges St. Pierre, Soares said the bout would be a welcome one for the camp. White stated on Saturday that he’d like to promote the mega fight in Toronto, where MMA is currently not sanctioned or regulated.

    Asked whom he believed Silva, now 24-4, would like to be matched up against next, Soares answered, “his clone.”
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  6. iAMhell

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    imo silva was takin the piss out of the whole grease saga
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  7. Odysseus

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    Referee Yves Lavigne says he wiped down Anderson Silva and got approval from Thales Leites’ corner prior to their main event bout Saturday at UFC 97.

    An SI.com live blog observed that as Silva entered the Octagon, he rubbed lubricant -- applied to his face by a commission-approved cutman -- onto his torso. In the wake of “greasing” allegations against Georges St. Pierre’s corner at UFC 94, the observation received critical attention.

    However, Lavigne, who watched a replay of Saturday’s event, said the cameras did not reveal that both himself and Leites’ corner had noticed Silva repeatedly touch his face and body during his warm-up lap around the Octagon. Lavigne said Leites’ corner motioned for the referee to inspect Silva’s body, although Lavigne said he would have proceeded regardless.

    “I saw he had a little Vaseline on his chest and I wiped it from his chest and arms, as I saw him touching them as well”

    Lavigne said he then motioned to Leites’ corner and was given a “thumbs up” of approval.

    “I took care of it, and the other corner felt OK with it,” said Lavigne.
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