Koscheck: a call from Penn prompted him to ask for Olympic-style drug testing

UFC welterweight number one contender, Josh Koscheck revealed that a call from BJ Penn and his camp warned him about welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre being on steroids, and has prompted Kos to call for Olympic-style drug testing prior to their fight.

Koscheck, speaking via MMAJunkie.com, said:

“From what I’ve heard from other fighters in other camps, yeah, [St-Pierre] has done steroids and HGH, possibly. I don’t know. This is just on hearsay information that I’ve gotten. BJ Penn and his camp gave me a little phone call. They were saying, ‘Yeah, he’s on steroids. He’s this; he’s that.’ I said, ‘Yeah, there’s a possibility.’ The guy is pretty ripped all year round.”

“I would love to do it; why not? I think Olympic-style testing would be great for our sport. At least you do it a couple times out from the fight. I think it will be a great idea.”

St. Pierre was then asked whether he’d be happy to ablige, and said:

“I have no problem; any time he wants. I stand for that more than anybody else. I stand for this, and I just hope it’s going to happen soon. I know a lot of people cheat in this sport, and it’s unacceptable. I’m for random drug testing. There’s nobody in the UFC that agrees more with random testing then me. … Anything they want, I don’t care. I give my body to science.”

“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. 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.”

“I just hope that it’s going to happen and happen soon. 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. What’s happening now, it’s going to be bad. It’s going to be like a certain other sport. I don’t want to say the name of the sport, but it’s not going to be the best fighter that wins the fight.”

“Now, what makes a good fighter is a lot of genetics, the style, the skills, the heart. Now there is another factor that influences the fight: the team of doctors behind the fighter. This should not be an element that helps a fighter to win a fight. That’s something I am against. It’s not everybody that stands for that, and I don’t. I think everybody should be testing like the Olympic Games.”

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