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Dana White Tells Josh Koscheck to Shut Up About Olympic-Style Drug Testing

(I do this because I love you, Josh.)

At yesterday’s pre-UFC 115 press conference, UFC president Dana White pulled no punches while expressing his opinion of Josh Koscheck‘s recent suggestion that Olympic-style drug testing should be used in the weeks leading up to his end of year showdown with Georges St-Pierre.

"I think that’s what an athletic commission is for. The athletic commissions have been around for a long time. When fighters start talking about other guys being drug tested? Shut up. Worry about you. It’s been a long time since somebody [on our roster] tested positive for steroids. When we first took over, guys were popping here and there and I said, ‘You have to be a moron to do steroids in this sport.’ It’s just dumb."

Koscheck intimated in the interview with MMAJunkie earlier this week that the dominant UFC welterweight champ is a regular user of performance enhancing drugs and said that the only way to level the playing field for their fight would be to institute US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) protocol testing like Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley were subject to prior to their May 1 bout.

Two days after making the inflammatory statements, the oft-detested fighter retracted his statement, chalking up the accusations as pre-fight posturing. Not sure how demanding more stringent drug testing is classified as verbal warfare, but whatever.

It’s likely that White was the reason that Koscheck backtracked on his claims and rightfully so since the unfounded allegations cast a negative light on not only one of his champions, but also the promotion and the sport.

We discussed the issue on the premiere episode of "The Bum Rush Radio Show," and we guessed that Dana probably wasn’t happy with Kos’ loose lips and it was plausible that he was the impetus behind the retraction, which would likely come out during his UFC 115 interviews. So I guess you can say CP Radio can predict the future.

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AndyInflammatory- June 12, 2010 at 12:16 am
there's a difference between abuse of steroids a la Benoit, who was primarily interested in his physical appearance, and somebody like Stephan Bonnar who was using a steroid in a therapeutic sense to recover from an injury.

Steroids arent the horrible poison that people make them out to be - they are actually useful and healthy in the correct application
fatbellyfrank- June 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Couple of things: thank you dana, just shut that fucken fraggle Fuckstick up!, Second, you want to a case study of how badly constant performance enhancing drug usage can destroy a human, google Chris Benoit
Come Mierda- June 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm
I love the Dana/Kos reference in the picture!
noizy- June 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Kos just wants to feel like he's Floyd. He saw 24/7 and think he's going to make it interesting.
paskhl- June 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm
In that article,it says;"Not sure how demanding more stringent drug testing is classified as verbal warfare, but whatever."
Maybe not,but saying that theres no way someone can be "ripped"like GSP all year long without juicing is "classified as verbal warfare"...amongs others things!
Koscheck is a dick for so many reason that no one would even care if I'd wrote'em.
Even in the cage hes a dick,he fight like one.I wonder if he still have a "Koscheck Connection" up his ass?
euh...btw,I dont like the guy
ghostboner- June 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Also, if you're going to be picking a guest for the Bum Rush Roundtable from the commenters, pick me. I always keep at least two fingers on the pulse of MMA, and I will maintain a reasonable level of sobriety for at least 60% of the discussion. (Hey if it is gonna be an hour and a half you gotta be realistic, I'm not Superman)
ghostboner- June 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm
DFW - "Well what's the fuckin word? You got those fuckin results or what?"

Athletic Commission Official - "Well we had some problems..."

DFW - "What the fuck??? Fuck??? Don't fucking tell me!!! GSP was fucking positive after all, that fucking Fraggle was right?

AC Official - "Well we're not sure, the centrifuge exploded before we could finish testing, apparently due to excessive amounts of a substance called 'riddum'..."

DFW - "So you couldn't fucking andle is riddum?"
jizzninja- June 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Yeah mo destroyed poor mark. That was hard to watch. Mark looked dead at the end of it. He hasn't fought since has he?
Hank Mardukis- June 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Lol at the Smashing Machine comment...also just look at Mark Coleman in his prime vs the saggy-titted (is that a word?) old man that fought Couture to see the physical effects from all the years of 'roiding it up...
munche- June 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Koscheck is using it the same way Mayweather did. Steroids is a hot issue so it gets him a lot of press attention, and it's a built in excuse for his loss.

People will always make accusations, and back them up with "Well testing can't detect it! That guy is buff so he's on 'roids!"

It's just an easy way to discredit a fighter you don't like, or in the case of BJ or Koscheck, try to save face when you get completely wrecked by someone.
Viva Hate- June 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm
Watch the documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster," very well done take on steroids from someone who was a steroid user. He gives a lot of different facts, both sides of the issue, and also explores a lot of the mental issues that go on with steroid users.

To say let people use them is dangerous because the mental issues that can occur are pretty severe and “roid rage” is real, it is just asking for another Mike Kyle vs. Brian Olsen(I am not implying that Kyle was on roids, I am saying snapping like that could occur.)
jizzninja- June 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Will do. From what I've read it screws your mental game up more than anything that goes for any sport. Although in a sport such as MMA the results of being off your A game is astronomical compared to say baseball. GSP and Uberreem I can't see doping they are both so on it mentally. Yeah they are both in outstanding shape but both are dedicated sportsmen
Get Off Me- June 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Very sound comment, completely agree except for the "let them do it" part.
I say "let them do it" in their bathroom, remind them about being careful not to hit their sciatic nerve on the way in and most importantly that they will never be considered for employment by an organization like the UFC.

Check out Lex Luger today if you want to know anything about the long term effects of roids.
Mofo- June 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm
To see what roids can do to your career, see the HBO documentary "The Smashing Machine"... and then watch Mo Lawal snap into old Mark like a slim jim.
Mofo- June 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm
@Paladin - GSP wasn't silent at all, he right away gave a long quote about how he hopes they do test him, and the sooner the better, and that they better start olympic testing across the board in MMA or else it will end up like baseball.

Then he turned to fraggle rock and said, "what do you think of my performance?" but fraggle couldn't speak with george's fist pressed up against his tonsils, like a deep throating porn star from Ghetto Gaggers. *glug* *glug* *glug*
jizzninja- June 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
I say if a fighters going to take the chance with roids let him do it. That shit will cut your career in half not to mention your life span. Seeing these older fighters that still can bang and the ones who can't I think has a lot to do with who was doping. If I'm completely wrong please correct me I'd like to hear what peoples thoughts are
shitbag- June 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Fuck you Dana, stupid cunt, you shut the fuck up you fucking retarded moron. Kos can also shut the fuck up.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 11, 2010 at 11:45 am
Damn, Bart looks ridiculous with a blond afro. No wonder Koscheck's such a dick, you would be too if you had to grow up with a blond afro stuck to your dome. Can you imagine how many wedgies, wet willies, and Indian rug burns that thing has caused him? He probably gets a little bitter every time he looks in the mirror. He should form a support group with Carrot Top, they could have their own call in radio program.
Paladin114- June 11, 2010 at 11:03 am
While I respect GSP's silence on the whole steroid debacle, I think it would be hilarious if he agreed, pissed clean as a whistle, and then proceeded to stomp Koschek's guts in. I mean, the gut-stomping's gonna happen whether he pees in a cup or not. I just think it would be funny.

Cock_Chestnar- June 11, 2010 at 10:43 am
nobody cares!
Get Off Me- June 11, 2010 at 10:30 am
@Mike Russell
I would welcome an invite to your round table anytime with humility.
I come to this site and only this site because of the "connection" provided by the site's staff. I like the interaction between the writer's and readers/posters, this audience and it's input is extremely entertaining, second to none and I truly appreciate the work the team does to bring it all together. I am not the guy who points out spelling mistakes, get's on my soap box and shoots others down nor run around calling people copy cats.
The comment I made above and the comment in the "Bum Rush" radio article was simply constructive criticism.
I am not a know it all and to the point I truly believe that there are really no reporters out there today that are know it all's when it comes to the topic of MMA, that's what makes it exciting, nobody's an expert.
I read your article and while you mentionned Dana White's stern talking to(bang on) you did not expand too much past that, that's where my comment picked up, it was a group think of sorts.
I do not think you need to read the comments section for topics and opinions, but what if you did and incoporated more of that into the Radio program and articles?
You never know who is writing these comments sometimes.
El Guapo- June 11, 2010 at 10:20 am
ACTually, it's spelled plageri.. Ahhh, that's not important.

What IS important, however, is that MY invitation seems to have gotten lost in the abyss somehow. Luckily, for YOU, I'll be here all week.

(Britney emo stalker voice)"Leave Fraggle alone! Leave.. Fraggle.. A..Loooone!!"
Viva Hate- June 11, 2010 at 10:19 am
@Mike Russell,
I think a few of my comments deserve some articles as well, no need to credit me. I will save you some time.

Nick Ring vs Shad Smith fight scrapped over potential gay porn
Tea, crumpets, and the children of Lennox Lewis with Mike Tyson
James Toney and his bitches in Boston
Where to find a rare David Loiseau action figure
You can always use my predictions for events as an article as well.

I ask for no credit, the joy that CP brings me is thanks enough

( I believe that kindness deserves a t-shirt or magazine HA!)
justscrappin- June 11, 2010 at 10:17 am
Yeah pretty much. Also...they are really pushing this radio show huh? You guys are about to get some advertising money aren't ya? Cuz the radio show is better then calling Ms. Cleo. Which of course means nothing as to the delusions that it provides a window to the future. If you do happen to be right...I'm slammin that window and replacing it with glassblock.
Mike Russell- June 11, 2010 at 10:11 am
Get over yourself, Get Off Me. Do you really think we need to surf the comment section for our topics and opinions? You'll notice that I alluded to the fact that Dana intervened in the BJ article. Do you accuse everyone who has a similar view about a topic as you do of plagiarism?You have a strange way of trying to get a round table invite...