If you thought Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks would be done talking about drug testing now two days removed from their UFC 167 title fight, which takes place on Nov. 16, 2013 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, you would be wrong.
"Bigg Rigg" has a big problem with the way everything went down.
The world's top two 170-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters were embroiled in a public and messy war of words over whose drug testing procedures were better suited for detecting the presence of performance enhancing drugs (more on that fiasco here).
St-Pierre dropped his drawers for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), while Hendricks wasn't pulling out his pecker for anyone other than the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). In the end, according to UFC President Dana White, they both looked stupid.
Too much of a good thing, perhaps.
Naturally, the topic was broached during the UFC 167 open workouts and Hendricks, who was put under the lamp by a French-Canadian reporter for passing on this very special offer from "Rush," fired back with a few questions of his own (via MMA Fighting):
"Have you seen him in the last two months? He shrank a little bit, hasn't he? Realistically, I don't know. I saw him on the press tour. The only thing I know is whenever I step into the Octagon, do I still have a six-pack? ... Everybody bloats a little bit. You don't put a little water in your system without bloating. You don't put 20 pounds of water in your system without bloating. If he needs that to beat me, I got beat by the drug. I don't need drugs to win. I've proven that. If I can't be champ without them, I'll never revert to drugs to be champ."
As with every championship title fight, both combatants will undergo drug testing by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), regardless of any pre or post-fight exams they've done on their own.
While he doesn't flat-out use the word "steroids," it's hard not to view his comments as an underhanded accusation (read his full rant here), one that mirrors the sentiments of past opponents like B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz, who also had a problem with St-Pierre's physique.
You know, before it went and "shrank."