St-Pierre on drug-testing: My intentions weren't negative; I wanted to elevate the sport


Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre spoke with the Hand and Wrist Institute and clarified his recent statements regarding drug-testing policies and PEDs in the UFC.

Georges St-Pierre feels misunderstood.

The former UFC welterweight kingpin had recently taken an interest in ridding Mixed Martial Arts of performance enhancing drugs, which included providing statements on the UFC's lack of drug testing policy. Many took this as a sign that GSP was out to scrutinize the UFC and reveal the negative aspects of the promotion, which the French-Canadian admits was never his intention at all.

"It has been misinterpreted my intentions in that regard." GSP told the Hand and Wrist Institute. "I never wanted to do anything negative towards the UFC. That is the company who made me what I am and if I am wealthy today it is because of them. So what I did, I did to elevate the sport. My intention was not to do anything negative. It was to do a positive thing; to elevate the sport."

GSP went on to explain that once he came public with his intentions, he received texts from athletes and pundits who were "too afraid" to speak out.

"After I came public with the issue of steroids and performance enhancing drugs, I received a message from fighters and reporters who are afraid to speak. They know what is going on but they are afraid. So I received a lot of support, which is a good thing."

The former champ made it clear that he is not blaming the UFC for the drug usage in MMA. He believes the reason for the lack of guidelines is that MMA is a young sport and will develop over time.

"It is not the UFC's fault. The problem is the system. There are no guidelines. In any other sport they can come and test you. Why not Mixed Martial Arts? The reason is because it is a new sport with no guidelines."

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 14 views

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit reveals he is particularly interested in a rematch with Nick Diaz. Following an extended spell on the sidelines, Carlos Condit has had a lot of read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 454 views

Ben Askren wanted to insult UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but in the process, he apparently ruffled the feathers of former UFC fighter Matt Riddle.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC President Dana White is still holding out hope that two of the organization’s biggest pay-per-view stars will return to the octagon in 2015.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 122 views

UFC president Dana White on Tuesday weighed in on Jones vs. Cormier, and also admitted he is hopeful for Georges St-Pierre and Brock Lesnar returns. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC welterweight and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is out of his UFC Fight Night 60 bout with Matt Brown with a groin injury. MMA Junkie was the first to report about the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

LAS VEGAS -- UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones spoke to the media Wednesday about his UFC 182 main event fight opposite Daniel Cormier, whether he lied to the Nevada Athletic Commission about read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

Check out the facts and figures behind everything that went down at UFC 182 with 40 post-fight facts to come out of the pay-per-view event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 24 views

One FC welterweight champion Ben Askren revealed that UFC President Dana White’s recent comments about him were nothing but lies. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC women's strawweight champion Carla Esparza spoke with the media about her life as a UFC champion, winning The Ultimate Fighter and her first opponent, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. read news >>