Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has been put through the ringer by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), as he inches closer to his main event title fight against Johny Hendricks at the UFC 167 pay-per-view (PPV), scheduled to go down on Nov. 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And the results are negative
"Rush" was on a mission to prove, once and for all, he's clean as a whistle, and doesn't need performance-enhancing drugs (despite these claims) to beat the likes of "Bigg Rigg," who got mired in a pre-fight testing fiasco with his Canadian counterpart.
Today (Nov. 8), St. Pierre shared the good news on his official Twitter account:
I've been through 3 unannounced anti-doping controls by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association since Sept. 1st. My samples have been analyzed by the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab.
Here are the results.
St. Pierre will be still tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) regardless of any outside examinations, as is standard operating procedure for any "Sin City" title fight. He originally asked his opponent to join him, but the Hendricks camp bailed after his manager discovered that "Rush" may have an affiliation with Team VADA.
"Rigg" countered with an offer of his own, under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), but Team GSP wasn't having it.
St. Pierre has been labeled a steroid user in previous fights, both by B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz (see those comments here and here); however, he's never failed a pre or post-fight drug test and is willing to jump through the necessary hoops to prove he's clean, even if it makes him "look stupid."