Team Hendricks & NSCA Agree GSP’s Drug Testing Inquisitions Are Raising Red Flags

With just over two months before their UFC 167 welterweight title fight, Johny Hendricks and Georges St-Pierre cannot agree on something they verbally committed to in July: enhanced, third-party drug testing.
According to Hendricks’ manager, Ted Ehrhardt, St-Pierre has a connection with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) that raised concerns.

Ehrhardt , speaking to Bloody Elbow said:

“GSP asked if we would drug test,He didn’t say VADA or anything else at first, he just asked for drug testing and Johny said, ‘Of course I’ll drug test.’Somehow he has a relationship with VADA. I don’t know to what degree, but that made us a little nervous and since we don’t work for GSP, we work for the UFC, and we’re fighting in Nevada, so they’re the commission, we talked to both of them. We did a conference call with GSP’s manager and trainer, the Nevada commission, UFC representative and myself; and we talked about him wanting us to do VADA.”

According to Ehrhardt, during this conference call the Nevada State Athletic Commission suggested the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) conduct the drug tests, an idea to which everyone initially agreed.

“ A week later, GSP’s attorney asked 15 or 20 questions about how WADA is going to test for this and that, how they are going to move the tests, how are they going to do this, a ton of questions. He wanted to have predetermined times. It’s not random if you know when they’re coming. He had questions about what they test for, and that’s another red flag. Why do you care what they test for, if you’re clean, you’re clean? We didn’t ask one question. We were just ready to test WADA, that’s what we wanted to do, and he didn’t want to.”

Sources spoke with Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director regarding these interactions. He said that the behavior of GSP’s team has raised some red flags.
“They were asking, ‘Well, what do you test for?’ My answer is always the same: we test for prohibited substances as listed on the WADA list. [They said,] ‘Well, what does that mean? Does that mean HGH, does that mean this, does that mean that? Yes, it means it all. The answer then should have been, ‘OK.’”

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