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    Default Johny Hendricks reportedly not following throughon VADA testing

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...-VADA-testing/

    The French Canadian siteTVSAports.ca is reporting that Johny Hendricks has not filled out paperwork for Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) testing that a frustrated UFC welterweight champion George St-Pierre had requested to allay entirely baseless rumors that he had used PEDs at some point.

    When asked initially if he would participate, Hendricks agreed, and in good humor.

    "Heck ya," said Hendricks in an interview with UFC Central Radio on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in July. "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."

    However, Hendricks fights St-Pierre on November 16, and WADA wants an eight week window for tests, so Hendricks theoretically has until around September 22 before he could be ineligible.

    For now, the American has not filled out the paperwork that would give the green light to the anti-doping agency VADA to monitor drug levels by the fighters preparing for teh confrontation in Quebec this fall.

    Dr. Margaret Goodman, President of VADA, confirmed to TVA Sports on Wednesday that Hendricks has not taken steps to become a "member" of the organization.

    Meanwhile, St-Pierre is submitting as promised to doping tests. On Wednesday TVA Sports witnessed the champion submit to a check in the middle of a workout.

    St-Pierre is paying for the testing out of pocket; the bill amounts to more than $20,000.

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    LOL. Hendricks ducking the system - very funny imo

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    Well, if he's got until the 22nd he's still got time right? Lets make it news when it's actually news.

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    That's true, however he's only giving his critics ammunition by waiting as long as he can. There will certainly be people saying he's trying to cycle off right now and will be clean by the 22nd.

    Eight weeks is also the bare minimum that WADA requires. More is better.
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    Too much spinach intake for Hendricks.

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    Does Hendrick have to pay out of pocket too? 20k is pocket change to GSP. I'm not sure what Hendricks makes per fight right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustScrap View Post
    Does Hendrick have to pay out of pocket too? 20k is pocket change to GSP. I'm not sure what Hendricks makes per fight right now.
    For his last four bouts, his base salary to show has been $26k. Obviously he won all four, making it $52k, plus a few KO of the Night bonuses. But still, he isn't making the kind of money to be expected to just shell out a voluntary $20k.
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    Here's an idea:

    How about during the event when they show the matchup graphics (age, country, record, weight, etc) they add a note at the bottom of it *this fighter has passed optional VADA testing for this fight *this fighter declined optional VADA testing for this fight

    And a new rule:
    Fighters will not be allowed to discuss drug testing during training camp, but instead, will have to answer to media questions AFTER the fight.

    for example:
    At the post fight press conference: "Hey Johnny, why did you decline VADA testing even though GSP offered to pay for it?" "Sorry guys, I thought since it was voluntary and not mandatory, it would be a distraction to my training"

    So then we wouldn't have to deal with this so called media bullying before the fight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Gummy View Post
    Here's an idea:

    How about during the event when they show the matchup graphics (age, country, record, weight, etc) they add a note at the bottom of it *this fighter has passed optional VADA testing for this fight *this fighter declined optional VADA testing for this fight

    And a new rule:
    Fighters will not be allowed to discuss drug testing during training camp, but instead, will have to answer to media questions AFTER the fight.

    for example:
    At the post fight press conference: "Hey Johnny, why did you decline VADA testing even though GSP offered to pay for it?" "Sorry guys, I thought since it was voluntary and not mandatory, it would be a distraction to my training"

    So then we wouldn't have to deal with this so called media bullying before the fight
    lol FIIIGGGHHTTTTIIIINNNGGGG out the blue corner!! THis man is a wrestler and a striker who declined optional VADA testing weighing in at 170 pounds fighting out of somewhere, USA JJJJOOOOHHHNNNNNNNYYYY BIG RIGG HHHHEEENNNDDDDRRRIIICCCKKKSSS!!!!!
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    1) I could give a fuck less about gsp ever have taking steroids. But... 2) how does him doing this vada stuff prove that be has never taken peds (it just shows he is not now). 3). Why would you volunteer for this? (Maybe the army in me says dont volunteer for shit) I can understand if they make u but it kinda seems like if I got a job and said "I want to take a piss test" and the boss said u dont have to. Seems like a lot of extra hassle.

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