The 'Great' Escape: Nate Marquardt denies greasing allegations following UFC Fight Night 22 win

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And credits a "good sweat" for getting out of danger against Rousimar Palhares during last nights UFC Fight Night 22 post-fight press conference:

"It's kind of disappointing to have to try and defend yourself over something like that. I'm not a dirty fighter, and I don't cheat. I don't grease ... I didn't really know what he was doing, but I saw his hand was kind of pointing toward the ref or something. He took his eyes off me. Once he took his eyes off me, that's when I jumped in... I guess I was surprised, but at the same time, I was watching him the whole time for an opening. That was it ... I was very excited for the win, but that kind of took a little bit of it out of it for me ... Basically, I believe what happened was I had a good sweat going before the fight. He felt as I turned out of the ankle lock that it slipped a little bit, and he felt that I had greased or something, so I'm sure he was a little upset."

"Toquinho" was pounded out after a lame-duck attempt at protesting the "Great" escape and while he later apologized for his accusations, many fans still have their doubts about the tactics of the Greg Jackson camp after UFC 94's "Greasegate" back in July 2009. Was the Brazilian's reaction just sour grapes because he failed to hold the sub? Or is there more to the story? Let's hear your take on last night's bizarre finish.

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