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

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

Georges St-Pierre is one step closer to fighting again. The former UFC welterweight champion has been medically cleared to resume MMA training, according to UFC president Dana White. St-Pierre met wi read news >>

  • 2 hours ago
  • 1 views

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre returned to the gym on Monday. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 181 title fight opposite Vitor Belfort: Belfort vs. Weidman moved to February, according to Vitor. Damn. — G read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman took to Instagram to put out a photo of his injured hand in a cast and inform his fans that he will be back stronger than ever. Following the disappointing new read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks goes one on one with MMAWeekly.com and reveals his don't ask, don't tell policy heading into his first fight with Robbie Lawler. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson revealed on UFC Tonight that he is interested in one more fight at lightweight before attempting a move to welterweight. While pundits have always cla read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Benson Henderson, the former UFC lightweight champion, may be set to move up to welterweight after one more contest at 155 pounds. That's according to Henderson's coach, John Crouch, who dropped the read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

LAS VEGAS -- Check out the staredowns after the UFC 181 press conference Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will face Robbie Lawler for the second time, w read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 28 views

Conor McGregor convinced many people of his star potential with a first-round knockout of Dustin Poirier on Saturday at UFC 178, but no one more so than UFC President Dana White.Filed under: Featured read news >>