Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has kept quiet for the better part of a year in regards to speaking out against drug use in MMA.
However, with the recent failed drug test of Anderson Silva, GSP is back in the spotlight after bringing light to the issue once before.
Upon his decision to step away from the sport in 2013, “Rush” cited a need for an even playing field among fighters and the complete cleaning up of the sport.
“The system is a big problem in the sport of mixed martial arts,” said St-Pierre, during a recent interview with The Globe and Mail. “It’s something that I believe the UFC and fighters should confront and deal with.
“If you don’t deal with it right now, it’s going to get worse and worse and worse.”
St-Pierre has previously stated that he will not compete again inside the Octagon unless stricter, more independent, drug testing is given to the fighters. He also said that the Silva-Nick Diaz fight should have been cancelled prior to that night because “The Spider” failed tests in early January.
“The fight should be cancelled because it’s cheating, it’s a biological weapon that you have,” he said. “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. We’re not playing gold, we’re not racing; we’re fighting.”
Silva, who was returning from a serious leg injury, has denied taking the two banned steroids that were found in his system.