"They need to make it more like Olympic drug testing. An independent organization that doesn't have any affiliation with the money of the organization. The only thing I wanted to do is to help raise our sport to another level. If we want that to go worldwide, it's the next step to follow. Like Judo or any other sport, we are lacking behind and it's normal because it's still a new sport, and we're still trying to figure it out to make this thing, but that I believe is the next step."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre was bothered "enormously" by the lack of drug testing support from his former employers, which by his own admission, is one of the many reasons he walked away from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in late 2013. The good news is, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is leading by example, first by banning testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), then by handing out blood tests like leis at the Honolulu International Airport. The first one sank Chael Sonnen, while the second sent Ali Bagautinov back behind the iron curtain. The question is, was it enough to woo "Rush" back into the fight game? According to these recent comments, the itch to compete still eludes him. Maybe next year!