Johny Hendricks has no problem being drug tested, but the welterweight No. 1 contender is questioning the way champion Georges St-Pierre went about it. St-Pierre offered to pay for VADA testing though Hendricks is questioning the company that features the champ on their homepage.
“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me,” said Hendricks on The MMA Hour. “My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”
The two had agreed to VADA testing and St-Pierre has reportedly already submitted a sample. Hendricks, who took a little heat for changing his mind, is clearly not taking any chances.
St-Pierre is the king of the welterweight division and is currently the longest regning champion. He will look to break several of his own records against Hendricks, which includes title defense number nine.
Hendricks has been lobbying for the title shot for over a year. A win over former interim champion Carlos Condit finally got Hendricks what he wanted.
They close UFC 167 on November 16. The 20th anniversary show comes from Las Vegas, NV’s MGM Grand Garden Arena.