Georges St-Pierre is the former UFC welterweight champion and not the reigning champion, in part he says because of the promotion's stance toward testing for performance-enhancing drugs.
In a story by Julien Arsensault of the Canadian Press published almost exactly a month after St-Pierre vacated his title and announced he'd take a sabbatical, St-Pierre said that a lack of strenuous drug testing led in part to his decision to walk away on Dec. 13.
It bothered me greatly, [and] it was one of the reasons I decided to step aside
Prior to his fight at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 with Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre tried to get Hendricks to agree to random, unannounced drug testing. Hendricks initially agreed, then had a change of heart and did not. Hendricks wanted the testing to be administered by the World Anti-Doping Agency. St-Pierre had arranged the deal with the Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. St-Pierre went through the testing himself and passed all of the tests he was given.
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