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Georges St-Pierre: UFC anti-doping testing program ‘looks pretty good’

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hosted a media scrum today in Montreal, where he revealed his latest thoughts on the promotion’s anti-doping policies.

Georges St-Pierre may have stepped away from the sport back in 2013, but that certainly did not stop his campaign to bring about improvements in PED testing in the UFC. The former welterweight kingpin has been vocal over the past few years that there has been little significant advancement in anti-doping policies. However, St-Pierre appears to have slightly softened his stance following some recent changes within the organization.

During a media scrum following the UFC 186 weigh-ins, GSP fielded questions from reporters with regards to the UFC's hiring of former BALCO investigator Jeff Novitzky. The former champion seemed pleased with the promotion's decision to bring on board the anti-doping figure.

"We had a meeting with the UFC yesterday," St-Pierre said. "They hired someone for anti-doping testing, so it looked pretty good. I don't have much to tell about it, they didn't tell enough about the program about what they want to do, but [Novitzky] is a very reliable man in the business. He's the one that caught [Olympic medalist] Marion Jones."

Yet that was not enough for GSP to be entirely convinced, as he would rather wait until the policy is implemented in July to evaluate.

"So it looked really good so far, but like I said, I don't have enough to tell right now, and I'm not a specialist. I need to see and ask a specialist what they think about it."

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