Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has always been vocal about his stance on PEDs, saying they have no place in the sport, and even going as far as to cite the PED problems in MMA for one of the reasons for his retirement.
Following Anderson Silva’s failed drug test for 2 PED’s, Georges St. Pierre gave his thoughts on Silva’s failed drug test, as well as the PED problem in MMA.
“The fight should be cancelled because it’s cheating, it’s a biological weapon that you have. If I fight someone with a knife and the promoter and the organization know I have a knife. I’m bringing a knife into the fight, they should not let me fight because I’m carrying a weapon.”
“A performance-enhancing drug is the same thing, it’s a biological weapon. It’s an advantage that you have over your opponent that you should not be able to compete with. Because you put the health of the competitor in jeopardy.”
“We’re not playing golf, we’re not racing, we’re fighting. Every time we fight we put our lives, our well-being in jeopardy.”
“I don’t want to talk about one individual, I want to talk about the system. The system is a big problem in the sport of mixed martial arts. It’s something that I believe the UFC and fighters should confront and deal with it. Because if you don’t deal with it right now, it’s going to get worse and worse and worse.”
– via Canadian Press
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