GSP Will Pay For Drug Testing For Himself and Johny Hendricks

Published on August 12th, 2013 2:45 pm EST

Georges St. Pierre emphatically wants the world to know that he is not taking any kind of performance enhancing drugs, and he is putting his own money up to prove it.

Welterweight champion St. Pierre, who is currently training for his UFC 167 main event fight against Johny Hendricks, recently announced that he will be footing the bill, in full, for VADA testing for the fight.

VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) is seen as many as having the most comprehensive screening process for performance enhancing drugs. Athletes who agree to participate in VADA program testing agree to be tested at ANY time - athletes have to give their home addresses to associates of the VADA program, and drug tests may be performed at literally any time. Athletes agree to be available for testing between 6 am and 11 pm each and every day.

Participating in the VADA program isn't cheap, as VADA has to send their representatives across North America in order to test the athletes that agree to participate. However, VADA is seen by many as being as the most aggressive and comprehensive drug test program in the world. If you want to prove to the world that you are clean, VADA testing is the way to go.

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In order to prove that he is not on any type of performance enhancing drugs, Georges St. Pierre has agreed to pay for the testing for both himself and Johny Hendricks. As far as I know, Hendricks has accepted the offer and both fighters will be tested heading into their UFC 167 clash.

St. Pierre's desire to prove that he is clean sprung from his recent fight against Nick Diaz at UFC 158. In the lead-up to the fight, Diaz claimed that St. Pierre was on "steroids", an allegation that was forcefully refuted by the champion. In a pre-fight press conference, St. Pierre stated his desire for enhanced drug testing in order to prove to the world that he is clean.

St. Pierre will finally get his chance to prove that he is natural with the VADA drug testing.


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