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GSP says bring on the blood testing

Josh Koscheck didn’t waste much time on the new season of TUF before jumping in the shit and throwing it around. Here’s what he said on TUF 12 media day – aka day 1 of TUF filming.

“From what I’ve heard from other fighters in other camps, yeah, [St-Pierre] has done steroids and HGH, possibly,” Koscheck told ( “I don’t know. This is just on hearsay information that I’ve gotten.

“B.J. Penn and his camp gave me a little phone call. They were saying, ‘Yeah, he’s on steroids. He’s this; he’s that.’ I said, ‘Yeah, there’s a possibility.’ The guy is pretty ripped all year round.”

Koscheck made it clear that he was not making a direct accusation of impropriety from the UFC’s welterweight champ but rather just passing on what he had heard from other sources. Nevertheless, the 32-year-old believes he and St-Pierre should both submit to blood testing throughout their camp.

Well, Koscheck wouldn’t be making a direct accusation except at the end of the article he adds “We’ve just got to pray to God that he doesn’t grease up, and he gets off that juice so that we can equal things about it.” Sooooo yeah, that’s a direct accusation. And with what evidence? The say so of oh so bitter BJ Penn? A guy who still thinks a tiny smudge of vaseline on GSP’s back cost him the win? The dude had to venture into wingnut territory in order to mentally justify the beating he took at the hands of St Pierre, and we’re allowing him to be the evidential benchmark for who is and isn’t on steroids?

Then again, we’ve all looked at GSP and gone ‘Hmmmmmm’. But if GSP is on the juice, he doesn’t seem worried about the prospect of proper drug testing (possibly because he knows it’ll take commissions eons to set up blood testing procedure). His money quotes on the topic:

“I have no problem; any time he wants. I stand for that more than anybody else. I stand for this, and I just hope it’s going to happen soon. I know a lot of people cheat in this sport, and it’s unacceptable. I’m for random drug testing. There’s nobody in the UFC that agrees more with random testing then me. … Anything they want, I don’t care. I give my body to science.”

“I’m not a coward. Anyone that uses steroids is a cheater. I don’t need to cheat to win. I am like I am, and I’m somebody that is not a coward. I’m not afraid of Josh Koscheck, and I don’t need to cheat to beat him. I’m going to beat him by the book and using the right way.”