Georges St-Pierre Says He Wasn't Trying to Anger People With Voluntary Drug Testing
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.28.2013
He was trying to do good for the sport...
Georges St-Pierre recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his willingness to participate in Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) for his fight with Johny Hendricks and more. Check out the highlights:
On his willingness to participate in VADA: "I want to be known as the guy who makes the difference. Football, hockey and every sport, baseball, should have the testing like the Olympic sports, and I think it's a new step for the sport."
On the negative reaction to it from others in the industry: "I didn't want to piss off anybody. I didn't want to piss off the UFC or the athletic commission, I just wanted to do something good for the sport. I never wanted to make people angry. I thought everything was going to go well and Johny was going to come and we would do it together and it would be good and would be a new thing in the sport. It will make the sport go higher, so to speak."
On drug testing in general: "I'm the one who fights in the cage; of course I care about testing. I want to have a fair fight. I don't want to fight a guy who's on steroids. I said I was going to do it, and I'm a man of my word, so I did it. Johny said he was going to do it, but he didn't do it. I don't accuse nobody [of cheating], but if you want to know why he didn't do it, you'll have to ask him...I just wanted to do something good for the sport to help the honest guy who works very hard," St-Pierre said. "[I want to] point the finger at people who cheat and make the fair fight. I didn't want to do anything negative with that, and it turns out it was, but that was not my intention. I only wanted to do something good only for the sport."