UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had agreed to Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) testing for his UFC 167 bout against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks to put the rumors to rest that he has been using performance-enhancing drugs.
Hendricks had agreed to do the testing, but with just over two weeks to go to file his paperwork, Hendricks has still not put anything together.
From TVA Sports (originally in French):
For now, the American has not filled out the paperwork that would give the green light to the anti-doping agency VADA to monitor drug levels by the fighters preparing for the confrontation in Quebec this fall.
Dr. Margaret Goodman, President of VADA, confirmed to TVA Sports on Wednesday that Hendricks has not taken steps to become a “member” of the organization.
Meanwhile, St-Pierre is submitting as promised to doping tests. On Wednesday TVA Sports witnessed the champion submit to a check in the middle of a workout.
St-Pierre is paying for the testing out of pocket; the bill amounts to more than $20,000.
This will obviously irk St-Pierre, who paid for the testing out of pocket, but Hendricks will have to man up and get the paperwork together. If he doesn’t, it’s not a good look on him.
Let’s hope this can be resolved within the next two weeks.