Typically it’s the scrappy challenger that accuses the big name top dog of juicing up, and no one knows that more than Georges St Pierre, who’s had to deal with the loud accusations of Nick Diaz and BJ Penn most recently and more quietly from a host of dudes he’s defeated. So leading up to this fight with Johny Hendricks, Georges wants to clear his name once and for all by submitting to vigorous VADA drug testing procedures.
“I believe the sport has a problem now,” St-Pierre told Showdown Joe Ferraro in Las Vegas ahead of UFC 162.
St-Pierre’s next fight is scheduled to be against Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas and the champion has invited the challenger to subscribe to VADA testing.
“When I first started fighting in mixed martial arts, it didn’t have any money,” St-Pierre explained. “So, now more money got involved, more ways are there to be cheating to take a shortcut and I believe VADA testing I’m up for it and I invite my opponent to do the VADA testing for the championship fight.”
GSP, who has never failed a pre- or post-fight drug test in his MMA career, also suggested voluntary testing should become a more common occurrence.
“I invite if possible all the high-profile athletes in the UFC to do the same. I believe it’s a good thing. It’s a bit of a pain in the butt sometimes but I believe to make the sport (better) … I’m ready to do it to set a good example.”
And finally shut up all the haters who say he’s only as successful as he is because of da juice. Hopefully next on his comeuppance list: finishing a fight to show all those assholes out there that he’s not just a decision machine.
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