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GSP refused to return at UFC 186 because new drug testing program not yet in place

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The former UFC welterweight champion says, as long as the new anti-doping program is not in place, he doesn't want to come back.

Georges St. Pierre was offered a fight at UFC 186 in his native Montreal by Dana White, but refused to accept the offer. In a Fox Sports interview with Ariel Helwani, the former welterweight champion explained why. After attending a meeting with "the man they hired for drug testing", Jeff Novitzki, regarding the UFC's new anti-doping program, he says he is very excited and that the program sounds very promising, but that, as long as it is not in place, he won't return to the UFC.

"It's not interesting for me right now," St-Pierre said. "I'm not sure (if I will return). I just really don't know. That's why I didn't say it was a retirement, because maybe I come back, maybe not, I just don't know. I don't like to put pressure on myself," said GSP.

St. Pierre vacated his belt in December 2013, citing he needed some time off. Since, he has been a vocal detractor of performance-enhancing drugs. A torn ACL made a possible comeback unlikely for the most part of 2014, but since GSP is back in training again, questions for a comeback arise.

"Of course, when I watch a fight, I get excited and stuff, I feel the butterflies coming up more and more," said the ex-champ. "Of course, I can not lie about that. I have more and more fun in training, I find the fire back. But my decision should not only be taken on emotion, it should be a rational decision as well.

Bloody Elbow will keep you posted on St-Pierre's activities.