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Why Georges St-Pierre Needs Olympic-Style Drug Testing More Than Anyone

Written by Tom Ngo
June 9th, 2010
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In a sport where the best heavyweight conveniently dodges the division’s elite and its baddest middleweight maintains his unmotivated ways, along comes UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, whose no nonsense ways has him the most prepared to accept the mantle as MMA’s G.O.A.T.

While M-1 Global, the Russian based company that manages Fedor Emelianenko, continues to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge the UFC – only to complain Octagon brass are being “unfair” for not opening up 50% of their profits on all Fedor-promoted events – GSP continues to accept challenges head-on instead of searching for outs.

Team BJ Penn: St-Pierre greased (and is taking steroids and/or HGH) and that’s how he earned the lopsided 4thRound TKO in our rematch at UFC 94. Ditto for UFC 58, so that should explain why we’re down 0-2.

GSP: I didn’t grease, officials even wiped me down after it was brought to their attention I would be applying my breathing/rubbing techniques in between rounds.

It was also formally investigated by the UFC and Nevada State Athletic Commission after Momma Penn cried foul. All claims were dismissed as false and warranted no disciplinary action or further investigation.

Also, feel free to check me when I leave the locker room, before I enter the cage and after every round from here on out – if it makes you feel better.

While Anderson Silva, the planet’s deadliest assassin (when he wants to be), makes no apologies for his circus-like antics – which has resulted in three consecutive lackluster title defenses – St-Pierre got in front of his criticism and acknowledged his game must change ASAP.

Fans: GSP is boring to watch now. I’m not paying to see him do the EXACT SAME THING he’s done over his last seven fights. No doubt he’s awesome, but not $54.95 awesome.

GSP: You don’t like how I dominate people on the ground? Fine, I’ll train with legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach to prove there’s nothing more important to me than silencing naysayers. That way, I can leave no doubt as to who the Greatest Of All Time is when it’s all said and done.

That’s why when St-Pierre caught wind of the Olympic-style drug testing Josh Koscheck suggested for their impending title bout, GSP was the very first to second the motion.

“I’m not afraid of Josh Koscheck, and I don’t need to cheat to beat him. I’m going to beat him by the book and using the right way,” St-Pierre told MMAJunkie.com. “I’m not a coward. Anyone that uses steroids is a cheater. I don’t need to cheat to win. I am like I am, and I’m somebody that is not a coward.”

St-Pierre owns a dominant 20-2 professional record and has been prefect through his last seven contests. What seems to separate the French-Canadian from his fellow Pound-for-Pound peers is the fact he’s quick to provide answers for his detractors, instead of creating more questions.

“I just hope that it’s going to happen and happen soon,” St-Pierre said of MMA enforcing stricter drug screenings. “I want it to happen. I don’t know who uses [performance-enhancing drugs]. I have no idea, and I’m not going to say any names, but I want it to happen soon. I think everybody should be testing like the Olympic Games.”

Although he has never produced a positive test, steroids could possibly be the only thing that taints GSP’s already illustrious career. If standing on top of a table and shouting to the powers that be that an upgrade to their current testing procedures isn’t the best way to profess your innocence, than agreeing to take any and all random screenings should do the trick.

Although, St-Pierre could employ this highly effective method to get his point across as well:

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