Josh Gross of SI.com caught up with Georges St. Pierre to get his thoughts on B.J. Penn’s camp’s recent decision to push an NSAC investigation into alleged improper misuse of Vaseline by St. Pierre’s cornermen during his Saturday night fight with B.J. Penn.
“I just can’t believe it. I don’t know. I’m just surprised. I’m not a cheater. What happened is my trainer, my Muay Thai coach, he put Vaseline on my face and then put his hand on my chest and back. But that’s a technique we use for breathing. It’s good. It’s used in Muay Thai. I use it in many of my fights. If you look at my previous fights, it’s not the first time he does that. Then B.J. said he put Vaseline and rubbed my back. Anyway, I think it’s an excuse. I have nothing to hide. I’m not even afraid to go into court and fight that. When I lose, I always try to figure out why I lose. But the problem with B.J., he tries to figure out why he loses, but he doesn’t focus on himself. He focuses on the other person. When I lost the fight I focused on what I did wrong. I didn’t focus on what I cannot change. B.J., instead of focusing on things he can change to make himself better, he tries to focus on things he doesn’t have any control over, and tries to find some excuse that it’s not up to him. It’s really an excuse. He should focus on things that he can change about himself in the fight to make himself better. That would be a better approach for him.”