GSP riktar kritik mot UFC

GSP säger i en intervju att UFC inte arbetat tillräckligt hårt med dopingprov för att göra sporten ren och förbjuda doping.

I en intervju för RDS.ca säger han:

The only thing I want to say is, I wanted to do something to help those who are honest in the sport. Believe me or not, I never took drugs in my life. I’ll take a lie detector test, I don’t care. I’m for anti-doping tests. I think it’s a big problem in the sport.

This is a relatively new sport. There’s one organization that has a monopoly, so the fighters don’t have much power. They can’t really talk because if one says what he thinks, he will get punished.

If we want the sport to be accepted worldwide, like baseball, hockey, football, soccer, I believe [drug testing] is the thing to do. I think it’s just a matter of time before it happens, it’s just that I tried to make it happen now. Maybe they didn’t like the idea because if I did it now, it would lead to others doing it and maybe that’s not something they wanted to happen.

It disappointed me. You know that there are things I can’t say. I’m holding back. I’m a public person.

It’s one of the reasons why I stopped. Not really to serve them a lesson, because it penalizes me too. But I wanted to do something for the sport that I love.

Organisationens VD Lorenzo Fertitta reageradedirekt på GSP:s uttalande, sä här sa han till Yahoo! Sports:

We’ve always had an open line of communication with him and I’d like to know why he feels that way.

It was extremely disappointing to hear Georges make those comments because I don’t think any organization has embraced drug testing as we have. We have not only agreed to pay when the commission has said it wants to do enhanced testing, we’ve encouraged it. We have no problem with testing. When we serve as the commission [in areas out of the country where there is no commission], we test everyone on the card so we are thorough and there can be no claims of bias.

Whatever a commission would want us to do in terms of testing, we would embrace it. We’ll do as many as they want. I think perhaps Georges’ people didn’t communicate to him in detail everything we’d do as they tried to arrange the testing for the fight with him and Johny.

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