Johny Hendricks and his team aren’t risking anything with the upcoming welterweight title fight. After initially accepting to VADA testing with Georges St-Pierre, Hendricks has changed his mind according to manager Ted Ehrhardt.
“Somehow [St-Pierre] has a relationship with VADA,” said Ehrhardt to Bloody Elbow. “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.”
News broke yesterday that Hendricks opted not to use VADA, which was to be paid by St-Pierre, after initially agreeing.
Hendricks enters the fight off six consecutive wins with three of them barley making it a full minute. He last defeated Carlos Condit via decision.
St-Pierre, a two time champion, will look to break his own records with title defense number nine. A win over Hendricks also gives St-Pierre the most UFC wins with 19 as he’s tied with Matt Hughes at the moment.
They headline UFC 167 on November 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.