By now you have likely heard about former UFC Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, leaving the UFC to fix his own emotional issues and to get away from the spotlight. In reality, however, GSP is in the spotlight just as much as when he was actively fighting.
Since leaving the UFC, GSP has done multiple interviews outlining his disdain for the current state of MMA mostly in relation to drug testing. In a recent interview with with Michael Landsberg of TSN’s ‘Off The Record’, GSP explained that he is sure he has fought fighters on steroids and his desire to ‘attack the system’.
MMAFighting provides some transcription of the interview:
I can not answer this question, but there [are] a lot of people on drugs says. I’m never sure 100%. The reason is I don’t want to accuse any individual. If you accuse one individual 20 others will arrive. What I want to attack? I want to attack the system. I don’t want to attack the individual. People have to understand, I don’t want to attack the UFC. I’m one of the guys that stands for the sport, stands for the UFC. I want to do that to help the brand, help the sport. I’m one of the guys that fights for the legitimacy of my sport.
I think right now there is a big problem. When I came out with this I got so many text messages from guys who are afraid to speak. Not even fighters, reporters are afraid to lose their credentials, but they tell me ‘You’re doing the right thing. We support you’.
The entire interview is very interesting and sheds light on why GSP truly left the sport he loves so dearly. Check out the entire interview in the video below: