Video: Dana White Responds to Freddie Roach’s Comments on Georges St-Pierre Stepping Away

February 6, 2014
60 Comments

The fervor over former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre‘s recent sabbatical continues to grow day by day.

The most recent fuel to the fire was a Fight Hub TV interview with one of St-Pierre’s trusted coaches, famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach. Roach said that he had been part of the counsel on telling St-Pierre to take a break, especially when the former champion began complaining of headaches.

UFC president Dana White on Wednesday evening responded to Roach’s comments during a stint on Fox Sports Live. “It was a whole set of different issues… personal problems. It had nothing to do with headaches or drug testing or anything else,” White said when commenting about what St-Pierre had told him and Lorenzo Fertitta about why he wanted to step away.

Until and unless Georges St-Pierre comes forward and reveals what he told White and Fertitta, and addresses all the other issues that have come to light, all in one fell swoop, the fervor is likely to intensify.

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  • Pirate Ship USA

    Let him leave—it’s a free country—even in Canada.

    • Justin

      Canada is more free.

  • Whackster

    GSP is an athlete, not a fighter. So glad he is gone.

    • taylor2008

      Is that why GSP held the UFC belts for years? Because he isnt a fighter?

      • Kris-tyahn

        Bahahaha Check and Mate Taylor!!! I guess the WW and LHW division got no fighters, bc GSP owned every fighter at WW, except Hendricks, and like Sonnen said, GSP won that fight, just bc his face looks west and the two rounds Hendricks won were more dominant than the 3 GSP won, still means Hendricks lost. GSP’s face looke worst in his order fight vs BJ and BJ did all that damage in one round bc he gassed after that. Same can be said for the Condit fight, GSP dominated Condit for 24 mins and GSP looked much, much worst than Condit did.

        Whackster: stick to playing with urself, bc ur opinion is so stupid it makes reall MMA fans look uneducated. You saying GSP isn’t a fighter isn’t insulting him, since he’s 25-2, and left as CHAMP, ur insulting the “fighters” he humiliated. But I’m sure ur a real fighter and not a troll or hater right?! What’s ur record?! I’ll look it up on Wikipedia, so I can see what a “real” fighter looks like…. Bahahahahaha – IDIOT!!!

        • Whackster

          Who’s the idiot? Bwahahahahahahahaha. I got exactly what I wanted out of you tool bag. My little puppet…

        • taylor2008

          BAHAHAHA? What does that mean? I guess when your insecure like you are you have to do that.
          GSP knows he will get pummeled in his next fight with Hendricks. And I am a GSP fan. Hendricks will hold the belt.

        • taylor2008

          And by the way…WW and LHW division both have a lot of great fighters.
          And you beleive Sonnen when he said GSP won that fight? Sonnen also said he was the best fighter in the world.

      • Whackster

        Didn’t realize he held multiple belts. What belts did he hold? If he IS a fighter like you butt clowns are saying he is, he will eventually come back and fight Hendricks again. But I’m gonna bet he will never climb in the octagon again with Hendricks. Will bet all that I own. If I’m wrong, save this thread in your favs and come back to throw it in my face. GSP is an Ultimate athlete. Not a fighter. My opinion and everyone who bashes me for it can suck some vagina blood farts.

        • taylor2008

          Opps I’m sorry. I accidently put an S on the end. I am glad people like you have to correct small mistakes like that. I guess its a way to hide your insecurities.

          • Whackster

            I accept your apology. You are forgiven kid. You typed belts. Not belt. I would understand if the s was somewhere close to the t on a keyboard, but obviously it is not. So it would leave one to believe, that you thought GSP held multiple belts in the UFC. I’m here too tell you he did not. I like how you make a “typing mistake” (or maybe really thought he held more than one belt in the UFC, we will never know the truth) and call out my correction as an insecurity on my part. Any logical being would come to find you calling me insecure for your error, is indeed an insecurity on your part. Again, with that said, I forgive you kid.

          • taylor2008

            No I didnt think GSP held multiple belts at any time. It was a mistake sometimes I try and type fast.
            No I am not a kid and yes you are an insecure dweeb. Morons like you have to point out minor things like that to make insecure people like you feel better.
            Now go play with your dolls little girl.

          • Whackster

            I have a new favorite kid on here. His name, taylor2008. Didn’t realize your birth date is right in the name. But after that retort I realized you are only 6 years of age. This is much more understandable now kid. Have you noticed yet, KID, how I have not once called you a name of any sort and still have made you look like, well, a kid? Who’s insecure? This is a big boy forum. Not the Peppa Pig forum. Try and bring something to the table for the love of baby Jesus…

          • taylor2008

            Its funny that punks like you come on here and rip people and cause trouble but when someone fires back at you…you dont like it. Too bad.
            You have not called me a name once but you threw smartass comments at me for no reason….other to be a punk. Dont know what Peppa pig form is, but little girls like you must know.
            Yes this is the big boy forum. GO play with your dolls little girl.

          • Whackster

            It’s also funny that uneducated retarded paratroopers like yourself come on here and act as if you know anything about the fight game. How bout I come over to your house, rip your pants down and proceed to pee in your butt? I can even put a mirror in front of your face so you can watch your own facial expressions while it’s happening. Watch snot bubbles blow in and out of your nose as I embarrass you in front of the other neighborhood children. And as your chili ring starts overflowing with pee, like your Elementary School volcano science project, I will whisper over and over in your ear, “Respect your elders.” It’s something you will remember the rest of your life, just like I’ll remember your baffling uneducated comment of GSP owning multiple belts in the UFC.

          • taylor2008

            Oh I see that I hit the nail on the head when I said you are a little punk girl.
            I do know the fight game moron. And you want to threaten me because I was right about you? You want to come over to my house and try that? Go right ahead! I live outside of Chicago. Come over anytime. I live in Downers Groove. When you come over I will lay your punk girl butt out like a bad habit. Trust me on this. I dont get into your weirdo sexual fantasies of peeing on guys. I like women…unlike you.
            Baffling uneducated comment of GSP having belts? I know you arent bright but I told you I made a mistake. But little punk insecure girls like you have to keep pointing that mistake out to hide your insecurities.
            Just remember this moron….YOU attacked me first. I just responded to you saying that GSP is more than an athlete because he held UFC belt. Go seek help little girl.
            Whenever you want to come over to my house you are welcome. You wont like the outcome!

          • Whackster

            Downer’s Grove? Isn’t that a hospital for children with Down Syndrome. This is all making sense to me now. Ha! Yes. Lets get together and fist fight one another. I live in Baltimore. We can meet half way. I’m sure I will have to pick a spot beings that you’re to stupid to know the geography of the states. Top of my head I would say Ohio would be half way. So your dumb hot wheels spanking ass would end up in Kansas waiting for me. I guess I should apologize for the simple fact that your a kid with down syndrome. But I’m not feeling very sympathetic for you and your situation. Seriously bud, stick to WWE. Maybe in the WWE they can hold “multiple belts” like you think GSP did in the UFC.
            Maybe I can take you to a WWE match sometime. After the match, maybe one of your favorite wrestlers will let me push your wheelchair up into the ring and he can carry you around on his shoulders after a match. Snap a pic and put it on the front cover of Down Syndrome magazine. Sound like fun kid? Ask your mommy if she will let you go.

          • taylor2008

            Of course I knew you would bitch out. Yes Ohio is about half way and I would be wasting my time because cowards like you are all talk.
            You said you would come by my house and do those things. Be a man and head over. But you wont. You internet tough guys are all talk. I remember a pussy bully like you attacking people on a message board about 4 years ago. I told the guy to grow up. He threatened my life. He said to come out to Boston and meet him face to face. Bad thing for him I was going out there to visit a friend in a month. He told me where to meet him. I went on his turf and did. Of course he never showed up. Just like you wimped out coming to my place. You internet tough guys are all talk.

            Go do something you are real good at. Talking tough and playing with dolls.

          • Whackster

            Give me your addy. You havn’t a clue of what’s going on. Post your addy.

          • taylor2008

            You posts are being deleted by the mods I guess. I knew you were dumb but, WOW! Who is going to post their address on a public message board. you are clueless.
            Here is my email address though. frankfgresick@yahoo.com
            Fly out to Chicago and then I will give you my cell through the email address. Then we can meet and I will put you to sleep.
            Yes I know whats going on. You are all talk and wont do it.

          • Whackster

            Who would post their addy on a public message board? Well, I thought that the same dumb little Kid that believed I would fly out to Chicago and pee inside of his butt would. The same kid that thought GSP held multiple belts. You have really taught me a thing or two. You are a puppet. I am your master. Dance puppet dance.

          • taylor2008

            Your post got deleted again.
            I knew you would wimp out. Quit replying to here and email me. I want to KO you bad. And I can do it.
            Again…I knew you would bitch out. Lucky for you.

          • Whackster

            I want to KO you bad? Lol. And I can do it? Lol. Dance puppet dance.

  • taylor2008

    I dont know why White keeps going over the GSP thing. HE can do what he wants. He held the belt for a long time. Sometimes fighters need to step away for a while. Good for GSP!

    • Kris-tyahn

      Beaten?!? Pretty sure rumors were starte long before GSP had his fight vs Hendricks genius, and BTW pretty sure GSP won his last fight. Two points just completely contradicted ur uneducated comment, maybe u should let the educated adults post and you go back to coloring.

      Can u tell me ur pro fight record and name so I can check u out?! For someone talking so much stupid, you must be able to back it up, or are u just a hater/Troll who’s a little butt hurt GSP spanned his favorite fighter(s)?!? Ask mommy to rub some cream on ur bum, you’ll be okay!!!

      • John William Rios

        People who say gsp ran away over any fight or fighter are f***ing idiots. How,can the reighning chamion who beat up everyone hes faught since he won the title be afraid of any fight.. he had tougher fights than hendricks.. and btw gsp won that one too. Lol

        • Mark Bazid

          Learning how to disagree with someone without calling them immature homophobic names is a sign of pure ignorance. Act like a man instead of a punk high school kid.

        • taylor2008

          He had tougher fights than Hendricks? I didnt see any. He won most of his fights right out. Hendricks beat him.

      • james j

        Ridiculous post troll

      • taylor2008

        You sound angry. Johny beat GSP. They gave that fight to him as a gift because he is champion. I didnt see one scratch on Hendricks face.

    • Jimmy Rebel

      GSP still had fights on his contract. you can’t just come and go as you please, he let GSP go because he thinks he’ll be back and he’s mentally drooling over the money he’ll make from that. he should just stay retired, I like GSP but hendricks beat him.

      • taylor2008

        Agreed. Hendricks did beat GSP.

      • Sir_Roy

        Right. And you read all the fine print on said contract? If GSP was legally bound to honor all fights left on said contract, you can be damned sure Dana would be all over that like white on rice. He’s stepped back because he can, legally and ethically.

        • crabwalker

          OR…,can u say $$Buyout? Hide-N-watch when Ronda tries 2 walk b4 her 8 fights Rdun. She’s on #3. DW will try 2 bleed her…..,the Leach.

    • james j

      We are all glad GSP is gone. Good riddance. He recognized he got a gift from the judges against JH. Those gifts are gone. Dana let it go.

      • taylor2008

        I agree Hendricks won. I like Hendricks. I think he is going to do a number on Lawler.

    • taylor2008

      I agree with you too. I think the last few fights took a toll on him and he really took a beating in some.

  • aharry-son

    Gsp was boring as hell to watch, no doubt about it, whoever argues that point is f***** dumb. Granted the fact that he is an amazing athlete, the guy is a small brick wall. But Nick diaz said it himself “win or lose he hits like a bitch” if ufc fans wanna watch a wrestling match they will watch the olympics. Nobody wants to see gsp roll people on the ground the whole fight and refuse to engage in any kind of striking. And the worst part is, he walks outta every fight lookin a bloddied up mess and doesn’t even try to stand and bang. Point is, great athlete, great wrestling skills, boring as all get out, not a fighter. End of story

    • Jay

      Oh, well what an adult way to look at things. “This is my opinion and if you disagree you’re f***ing dumb”.

      Get over yourself and grow up. You’re not the authority on what everyone finds pleasing to watch in MMA. GSP being boring isn’t a fact it’s your opinion. I didn’t find GSP the most exciting to watch in his later fights, but I wouldn’t say he was “boring as hell” either.

    • Whackster

      aharry-son – I agree 100%. Could not agree more. Like watching soft porn. Lots of dry humping. Every fight. 5 rounds of a man humping another. People that wanna see that crap are Canadian fans. Not fight fans. End of. Yeah, it’s amazing that he can hold another wrestler down for 5 rounds and hit him with an elbow here and there, but this isn’t wrestling. This is fighting and a FIGHTER HE IS NOT. It’s flat out truth. END OF.

      • mic

        You guys completely missed the point of the article. You guys are not fight fans. You guys are blood thirsty and cant understand what it is to be technical and hold your reign.

        • Whackster

          And you’re a Canadian. I am a fight fan. Not an athlete vs fighter fan. It has run its course. Poop as become boring. Want to watch fighters fight. Hendricks vs. Lawler. Two fighters, fighting. Using wrestling as defense not offense. This will be a fun fight.

    • Guest

      aharry-son , shut your mouth dummy ,

      • Whackster

        Hey Guest, shut your mouth dummy. It’s his opinion and has lots of valid points. Shut your vagina blood fart up.

    • james j

      I agree

    • Harold Gagne

      aharry-son ,you know nothing about mma ,you to dummy to understand , Weidman make trainning whit GSP and he fight exactly like Georges ,your only reason you are jalous of famous peoples is the ,only fighter who make 5 millions for one fight he sale around 1 million ppv every fight, what you do in life whit is you statut , scumbag ,i understand why you hide your face,

      • https://twitter.com/MikeyS2011 MikeyS2011

        lol not 1 mil ppv every fight, since ufc100 its been dropping alot. But he was a true athlete and show man.

      • UOENO

        Why do people have to resort to the argument of: “You’re just jealous because he makes millions and you don’t.” argument when someone dislikes a fighter or any particular person? Gee, I didn’t know GSP was giving you a part of his purse.

      • chromal

        English motherfucker, do you speak it? You damn sure don’t write it.

      • Whackster

        Slow down on eating the retard cheeseburgers buddy. This was very painful to read…

      • KAIN

        You couldnt be any dummer. An important part of fighting is having the skill to attack and switch to defending when necessary. If youre good enough you dont have to be boring to avoid serious damage wich obviously means gsp isnt very good. In this sport there is no place for cowards. Even if they are world class athletes. If you lack the talent be exciting and stay safe then get a f***ing degree because fighting isnt for you.

  • marc

    Oswald Cobblepott,

    Brilliant!!!

  • HooahJuice

    Instead you are watching the organization he runs. See what I am trying to say?

  • Jay

    For a guy who’s uneducated, and under qualified he’s certainly done a good job turning the UFC into arguably the fastest growing sport on the planet.

    Like him or not, he’s done great things for MMA. That’s an undeniable fact.

    • Tim Grin

      Like sucking Fart’titas nuts, LOL, what a pioneer, Lorenzos wife is just as qualified 4 the job. lol

  • Whackster

    Washing your Ford Pinto? Gonna guess you’re a Canadian. A Canadian that’s butt hurt over Dana’s comments after the 100% beating GSPee in the Butt received from Hendricks. Truth is brutal and it cuts deep.

  • Tim Grin

    — – —- dana, u just threw away the best champ u ever had, millions of dollars and your name is now ”DP” dirty promotions. MONOPOLY ha ha LOL

  • Sam

    I love GSP, his fights got real boring towards the end.

  • crabwalker

    DW is the Poster Child 4 Narcissism…,but it may be the only thing he’ll never take credit 4.

  • Junior

    hard work pays off doesnt it