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GSP Gets A Response From Lorenzo Fertitta Over Drug Testing Statements

GSP Gets A Response From Lorenzo Fertitta Over Drug Testing Statements

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made some interesting remarks recently concerning drug testing and the sport of MMA.

GSP laid it out that, due to a lack of testing in keeping the sport clean, he thought it was a good idea for him to step away.

Well, that didn’t go over too kindly with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, who fired back at St-Pierre during an interview with ESPN.

“We’ve made it clear, through presentations at various athletic commissions, that we advocate for the most rigorous drug testing possible. We’ve actually advocated for harsher penalties for PEDs,” Fertitta said. “Maybe Georges didn’t understand the level of drug testing Nevada was doing. They are the ultimate authority that handles drug testing, medicals and everything else – and they are very capable.

“Obviously, we know there are some athletes that do cheat, but we are catching them. Hopefully, because the penalties for being caught have gone to the extent they have – monetary, suspensions, revocations of licenses – it’s convincing these guys it’s not worth it.”

St-Pierre could be in for an interesting meeting with Fertitta and UFC president Dana White if – or when – he decides to return to action.

1 COMMENT
  • Niv says:

    Damning indictment of the sport by the UFC greatest Champion. Sorry Lorenzo but here’s a guy who’s done it all and done it clean. To add insult to injury past opponents that couldn’t match his skill have accused him of being a cheater.

    GSP has walked the walk and talked the talk, time to get Olympic style testing or VADA involved for all main event fights for starters.

    What I’m most interested in is the statement GSP made that Hendricks botched his testing, what does that mean?

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