UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre is ready to officially eliminate criticism surrounding his skill-set while simultaneously setting a precedent when it comes to cleaning up banned substance use in Mixed Martial Arts. St-Pierre recently revealed he was interested in undergoing additional scrutiny leading up to his November 16 showdown with top contender Johny Hendricks.
“When I first started fighting in mixed martial arts, it didn’t have any money. 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,” said St-Pierre in an interview with SportsNet.
St-Pierre went on to express hope that his willingness to increase the amount of drug testing he is subjected to would ultimately pave the way for his peers to do the same.
“I invite if possible all the high-profile athletes in the UFC to do the same,” stated GSP of his stance. “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.”
The 32-year old has never been officially linked to performance enhancing drugs though his dominance in the Octagon have led some to question the legitimacy of his physical abilities. If successful against Hendricks, St-Pierre will notch his ninth straight successful title-defense.