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St-Pierre's camp issues statement on 'Greasegate'

George St-Pierre and his team have released an official statement responding to accusations that St-Pierre purposely applied vaseline to create an unfair advantage over BJ Penn at UFC 94.

The full statement:

George St-Pierre's successful welterweight title defense at UFC 94 was the direct result of his disciplined preparation and skillful execution of a masterful gameplan. Any implication to the contrary would diminish the significance of what was perhaps the biggest fight in MMA history.

St-Pierre states: "I have never cheated in my life, and as my fans know, I am deeply committed to upholding the integrity of the sport. My entire camp and I have been completely open about what happened during my fight at UFC 94 ? we have nothing to hide. One of my cornermen did use an energy technique to help with my breathing that involves rubbing my back. He's also done this in my previous fights. If there was any Vaseline left on his hand after he put it on my face, it was unintentional, and I do not believe it made the slightest difference in the outcome of the fight. Of course it's up to the UFC, but I would be happy to offer BJ a second rematch. I am confident the outcome will be the same."

Team GSP is currently enjoying our victory celebration and we will soon turn our attention and focus toward Georges' next competitor ? Thiago Alves.

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