Having never failed a post-fight drug exam, St-Pierre, has made an attempt to clear his name of any wrong doing while also shedding some much needed light on the use of enhancement drugs in the MMA world.
The upcoming UFC 167 title fight will feature UFC Welterweight Champion George St-Pierre vs the No. 1 UFC Welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks.
GSP has urged all high-profile fighters to undergo anti-doping testing and he has personally asked his future opponent Hendricks to submit to Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) drug testing for their upcoming fight this November 16th.
St-Pierre spoke to UFC Central host of Showdown, Joe Ferraro, this week regarding VADA testing:
“I believe it’s a good thing. It’s a pain in he butt sometimes but I believe [it] to make the sport better. I’m ready to set a good example.”
Hendricks has now responded and said he will join St-Pierre in the VADA testing prior to fighting, in what will hope to set a clear example for all champions and opponents to come.
Stating he has no issue with submitting to any testing including, Olympic-style United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) screenings:
“It doesn’t matter. Today, tomorrow, three months from now, I’ll gladly take a test for anything.”
One thing is for sure, with both men slated clean and healthy for their UFC 167 Welterweight Championship bout, we can expect some fireworks in Las Vegas this November.