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    Quote Originally Posted by 1inthechamber View Post
    Well they pulled the article and fired the 'intern' who posted it. So that shows us they're becoming "less shady" right? Lol
    I don't think we can draw any hard conclusions from their actions - if it in fact was an intern operating completely outside of the scope of their responsibilities that what else could they have done beyond yank the piece and fire the person who posted it?

    Having said that, I find it extraordinary that anyone working for VADA - even a lowly intern - would ever want to be associated with such a transparent character assassination piece. Especially when it is directed at the opponent of a fighter they are working with. I'm also interested in who wrote it (although I use the term 'wrote' loosely) because no-one seems to know. An intern trawling the net for news and posting it without really reading it or thinking of the consequences is one thing; an intern writing it from scratch and posting it is quite another. Because one would have to wonder about why the intern wrote it, who directed them to do so and why they believed it was an appropriate course of action (presumably they had no intention of getting fired).

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    Matt Mitrione was another who is skeptical of VADA and turned down an offer by a VADA backed fighter due to their credibility issues...



    Matt Mitrione Speaks Out About Drug Testing in MMA & Why Roy Nelson’s Message Gets Lost
    http://www.mmaweekly.com/matt-mitrio...sage-gets-lost

    Mitrione admits that Nelson’s offer to get additional testing done by VADA wasn’t exactly on the top of his “things to do” list especially after the agency posted an article attacking former TUF coach Shane Carwin. While VADA has stated on several occasions that the article defaming Carwin was a post by an intern, who was eventually fired, Mitrione wasn’t a fan of their tactics.

    “I think VADA hurt itself with how they handled the Shane Carwin situation. I think they made themselves look pretty bad as far as writing a slanderous article about Shane, and how he got caught with steroids, and he got his muscles from bottles, or whatever the hell they wrote,” Mitrione stated.

    “I know it was more of an attack on Shane versus being an objective, third party testing source.”

    Mitrione also points out to a flawed system when it comes to drug testing in sports, especially with the current standards. He says with the right combination of ingredients, any athlete can get away with cheating so long as they’re willing to pay for it.

    “When you go, they test for what’s called metabolites. Like they know when you take Dianabol that you’re going to have this metabolite in your system. So they don’t test the gas, they test the exhaust. They test what it turns into, not what it was. So if you change the gas a little bit, the exhaust is going to be different. So if they change the exhaust just a little bit so it’s still effective, it’s not going to be the same exhaust as it used to be, they’re never going to catch that new exhaust,” Mitrione explains.

    “That’s the point. If you find a chemist or somebody that’s smart enough to change the gas, to give a different exhaust, you’re in the clear forever. That’s what I’m saying.”

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    Georges St-Pierre on voluntary drug testing: 'I didn't want to piss off anybody'
    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/1...ss-off-anybody
    "I want to be known as the guy who makes the difference," St-Pierre told MMAjunkie.com on Monday. "Football, hockey and every sport, baseball, should have the testing like the Olympic sports, and I think it's a new step for the sport."

    When the welterweight championship contest between St-Pierre and Hendricks was signed earlier this year, "Rush" immediately stated his intentions to undergo random drug testing from VADA leaning up to the fight. Hendricks agreed, and it process appeared it'd go forward without a hitch.

    That is until Hendricks raised concerns about VADA being an impartial third-party, which led his withdrawal from the testing. St-Pierre was then left on his own to carry the torch, a situation that reflected poorly in the eyes of some, including his boss.

    "I didn't want to piss off anybody," St-Pierre said. "I didn't want to piss off the UFC or the athletic commission, I just wanted to do something good for the sport. I never wanted to make people angry.

    "I thought everything was going to go well and Johny was going to come and we would do it together and it would be good and would be a new thing in the sport. It will make the sport go higher, so to speak."

    Many wonder why St-Pierre would go out of his way for additional testing when he already has a lifestyle filled with distractions.

    The extra burden is admittedly a nuisance for the 32-year-old, but ultimately, he's willing to make the sacrifice to benefit MMA as a whole, even if Hendricks isn't, he said.

    "I'm the one who fights in the cage; of course I care about testing," St-Pierre said. "I want to have a fair fight. I don't want to fight a guy who's on steroids.

    "I said I was going to do it, and I'm a man of my word, so I did it. Johny said he was going to do it, but he didn't do it. I don't accuse nobody [of cheating], but if you want to know why he didn't do it, you'll have to ask him."

    St-Pierre says his last random drug test took place roughly three weeks ago when VADA officials showed up at his Montreal home unannounced.

    Between VADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), more drug tests are surely on the way before St-Pierre steps in the cage at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas next month.

    Even though the situation didn't pan out exactly as St-Pierre had initially intended, he hopes others will see the example he's trying to make – and that questions about whether or not MMA is a "clean" sport eventually will go away entirely.

    "I just wanted to do something good for the sport to help the honest guy who works very hard," St-Pierre said. "[I want to] point the finger at people who cheat and make the fair fight.

    "I didn't want to do anything negative with that, and it turns out it was, but that was not my intention. I only wanted to do something good only for the sport."

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    Is this still a story for anyone besides GSP?

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    I agree with GSP. I was surprised to hear Dana say that it makes everyone look stupid to try and do added testing. I'm really confused as to why he would have a problem with it. GSP is a role model a great champion and I thought the UFC would be behind it. I mean surely Dana knows that the current testing done by the Athletic Commission is not all that great.

    I have heard that is it not that hard to beat Athletic Commission testing by taking certain steroids that are not tested for, or certain masking procedures. Also, I remember one quote from Nick Diaz where he said after being caught with elevated THC levels and being suspended, "I smoked weed before all my fights and I never tested positive before". If that statement is true it proves how inconsistent the testing can be.

    You don't want people to think the only way to become a champion is by taking steroids, and the current model for testing is not sufficient, so why not do added testing?

    I'm actually surprised that the UFC does not have its own testing. For all the claims Dana has made to strive towards becoming a more legitimate sport, this is one issue he has never really got behind. He may view it as an unnecessary cost for the business if the Athletic Commission is willing to do the tests.

    As for Hendricks, I think he should have kept his word and done the testing, whether or not he thinks GSP is in Vada's pocket, he could have proved to everyone that he is clean regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leedogg900 View Post
    As for Hendricks, I think he should have kept his word and done the testing, whether or not he thinks GSP is in Vada's pocket, he could have proved to everyone that he is clean regardless.
    If anything, Hendricks would be afraid that VADA is in GSP's pocket.

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    https://twitter.com/GeorgesStPierre/...209536/photo/1

    Georges St-Pierre ‏@GeorgesStPierre3h
    I’ve been through 3 unannounced anti-doping controls by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association since Sept. 1st.
    Georges St-Pierre Verified account‏@GeorgesStPierre
    My samples have been analyzed by the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab. Here are the results. pic.twitter.com/ovCFfUR6wj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    GSP 3 Hendricks 0 that makes me LOL

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