Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre is handing over a glass of French lemonade to the eager lab coats at 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.
You can take your steroid accusation and shove it!
"Rush" is going to prove, once and for all, he's clean as a whistle, and doesn't need performance-enhancing drugs to beat the likes of "Bigg Rigg," who has agreed to the pre-fight stipulation. The only downside is that vegetarians may poo-poo on the bearded brawler's dietary decisions.
At least it doesn't suck as hard as VADA testing, as St. Pierre tells MMA Fighting:
"I'm ready to pay [for our testing] myself, because I'm the champion. All from my purse, I paid for the tests because I'm the champion. That's why I'm ready, I'm ready to do it. That's a point I want to make. I wouldn't mind doing it for the rest of my career. Of course it sucks. They can come anytime, you have to give your address and then [VADA representatives come] in the morning. It sucks. But it's my sport and it could be an inconvenience of my job, I'll do it no problem."
The champ better drink his fluids, since UFC 167 will be held in "Sin City" and all championship contests are automatically subject to a battery of pre and post-fight drug tests.
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). "Rush" has 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 sucks."
Then again, if he gets caught with his challenger's big left hand, paying his VADA invoice will be the least of his concerns.