Johny Hendricks says 'Heck ya!' to Georges St. Pierre's VADA challenge

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After being challenged to undergo additional PED testing for their UFC 167 fight, the contender enthusiastically accepts the offer.

Earlier this week, UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre extended an invitation to his next challenger Johny Hendricks. In order to "set a good example" for the sport, St. Pierre wanted both himself and his opponent to through VADA for their upcoming fight at UFC 167.

Friday night, Sportsnet reported that Hendricks accepted GSP's invitation:

"Heck ya!" Hendricks told UFC Central Radio late Thursday on Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

"The worst thing that they’re going to find is a little bit of protein in my diet. If eating wild hogs and organic deer meat and a little bit of glutamine is bad for the ol’ system then I might fail," Hendricks joked.

To my knowledge, those things aren't on the WADA restricted substance list. This won't be the first time VADA has tested fighters for the UFC. Last year, Welterweights B.J. Penn and Rory MacDonald both submitted to the testing without incident.

Assuming both St. Pierre and Hendricks pass all their tests, as well as the commission pre- and post-fight tests, they'll meet in the Octagon on November 16. The event takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada


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