Not surprisingly, the media has been busy getting high profile fighters to comment on the news that Anderson Silva has allegedly tested positive for steroids, and one of the latest / biggest names to weigh-in is Georges St-Pierre.
Not long ago, St-Pierre admitted that one of the reasons he’s not sure if he wants to fight again, is because of the lack of regulation in MMA regarding performance enhancing drugs. GSP has argued that the current testing regiments are highly flawed, and that MMA needs more effective drug testing as well as more random tests.
Well, St-Pierre recently spoke with the Canadian Press, and he was asked about the Silva situation. Although the former welterweight champ said he didn’t want to talk about “one individual”, but rather the “system”, at one point he reportedly made this comment:
“The fight should be cancelled because it’s cheating, it’s a biological weapon that you have,” St. Pierre 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. Because you put the health of the competitor in jeopardy.”
GSP is referring to the fact that Silva was tested prior to the January 31st, UFC 183, but the commissions says they did not learn of the test results until shortly after the highly anticipated event. Not surprisingly, that claim has sparked a ton of debate and anger throughout MMA. It should be noted that St-Pierre did credit the commissions for conducting more random testing.
Silva has denied using PEDs and has vowed to fight the allegations. St-Pierre, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since November, 2013, when he decisioned Johny Hendricks. You really have to wonder, considering what continues to go down with PEDs, whether the Canadian star will fight again.