Dana White: ” (GSP)’s crazy. He’s way out of line”
There has been a lot said between Georges St-Pierre and Dana White since GSP relinquished his title. Mostly from GSP, which is a surprise considering Dana is usually the one talking. Georges has been very vocal regarding the reasons behind him leaving the sport saying that it was the UFC’s lack of stricter PED testing that played a huge part in him walking away.
Dana has come out recently stating that the whole situation is a bit ridiculous, and that he wished Georges would simply man up and give him a call to squash the beef and work things out. However, Dana has still yet to receive that call.
And though GSP holds strong to his cause for leaving the company, White has another reason in mind. He feels, as he explains in this interview on The Dan LeBatard Show, that is was the comments he made about how he believed Johnny Hendricks won their fight at UFC 167 that really hit Georges deep.
“Georges is upset with me because I said I thought Johnny Hendricks won the fight. Let me tell you what. Who has said more nice things bout Georges St-Pierre over the last 10 years than me? Nobody, his parents don’t talk about him as good as I do. So, the one time I don’t think he won the fight, I’m always very honest in my opinions and what I think, and he’s upset about it. But, at the end of the day, he should have picked up the phone and made a phone call. To say that we’re not, first of all, Georges St-Pierre wanted to do the extra drug testing because other fighters have accused him of being on performance enhancing drugs. For the record, he’s never tested positive for anything, ever. And, the guy has defended the title nine times. He wanted to do the extra testing in the Hendricks fight to prove to the other fighters he’s not (on drugs). So he said, ‘let’s have Johnny do it, too.’ They both wanted to use separate companies, just like boxing, and that’s never going to work out. Then he criticized us for not making it happen. They’re being drug tested by the government. The government is in there testing them. We have the most stringent drug testing not only us, but boxing, too. So his statements were crazy. Makes no sense, he’s just upset at me. He’s upset with me, so why he’d make those statements I don’t know. I’m assuming that’s why, so, he’s crazy. He’s way out of line there.”
So let’s hear it Penn Nation! Do you think that GSP had legitimate reasons for leaving the sport, or was Georges just butt hurt that Dana picked somebody over him?