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UFC: Georges St-Pierre says it’s still easy to beat drug tests, even now with USADA

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Drug testing in UFC was kind of all over the place before UFC partnered with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in 2015. After getting rid of testosterone replacement therapy and implementing out-of-competition drug tests, a number of fighters have been handed suspensions.

However, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre claims plenty of cheaters are still fighting in the UFC.

UFC: Georges St-Pierre says it's still easy to beat drug tests, even now with USADA - usada
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“Even now, it’s still easy to [cheat]. Even now,” St-Pierre said recently during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience.

“Let’s say I want to have an injection of a product that will last in my body for two days or one day. So I know that particular day I cannot be tested, because if I am, I’m screwed. So I put on my [USADA] whereabouts [app] that I’m traveling to freakin’ Antarctica or anywhere, somewhere that is believable, and then I come back two days after. That substance will stay in my body for a certain period of time, but the effect of it will last maybe a month. And now we’re talking about performance enhancing drugs — people, they misunderstand this.

“They go, ‘Well yeah, but it still doesn’t make a difference.’ Yes, it does make the different in an athlete,” St-Pierre continued. “And the reason, in the eighties and before, [PEDs gave] you more power, more stamina, more endurance. Now, man, with the technology, they have stuff that will change your reaction time, your confidence, your reset time. And this is a huge, huge application, man. If you play baseball or you’re fighting, you see the things coming, you have your reaction time, you’re sharper in the brain. What makes a guy athletic, it’s not his muscle. The reason why Usain Bolt ran faster — there’s many reasons why, but one of the main reasons is because his brain, his nervous system is faster.

“And if you make your nervous system better and more competent, you’re a better athlete. You’re a better fighter, you’re a better baseball player. You’re a better person, in a way. Of course that effect is limited, but there’s still the muscle memory thing that will last and it could last forever.”

St-Pierre has been one of the firm advocate of anti-PED fighters in the UFC alongwith other names such as former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and heavyweight Mark Hunt.

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