"I want to be known as the guy who makes the difference," St-Pierre told MMAjunkie.com on Monday. "Football, hockey and every sport, baseball, should have the testing like the Olympic sports, and I think it's a new step for the sport."
When the welterweight championship contest between St-Pierre and Hendricks was signed earlier this year, "Rush" immediately stated his intentions to undergo random drug testing from VADA leaning up to the fight. Hendricks agreed, and it process appeared it'd go forward without a hitch.
That is until Hendricks raised concerns about VADA being an impartial third-party, which led his withdrawal from the testing. St-Pierre was then left on his own to carry the torch, a situation that reflected poorly in the eyes of some, including his boss.
"I didn't want to piss off anybody," St-Pierre said. "I didn't want to piss off the UFC or the athletic commission, I just wanted to do something good for the sport. I never wanted to make people angry.
"I thought everything was going to go well and Johny was going to come and we would do it together and it would be good and would be a new thing in the sport. It will make the sport go higher, so to speak."
Many wonder why St-Pierre would go out of his way for additional testing when he already has a lifestyle filled with distractions.
The extra burden is admittedly a nuisance for the 32-year-old, but ultimately, he's willing to make the sacrifice to benefit MMA as a whole, even if Hendricks isn't, he said.
"I'm the one who fights in the cage; of course I care about testing," St-Pierre said. "I want to have a fair fight. I don't want to fight a guy who's on steroids.
"I said I was going to do it, and I'm a man of my word, so I did it. Johny said he was going to do it, but he didn't do it. I don't accuse nobody [of cheating], but if you want to know why he didn't do it, you'll have to ask him."
St-Pierre says his last random drug test took place roughly three weeks ago when VADA officials showed up at his Montreal home unannounced.
Between VADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), more drug tests are surely on the way before St-Pierre steps in the cage at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas next month.
Even though the situation didn't pan out exactly as St-Pierre had initially intended, he hopes others will see the example he's trying to make – and that questions about whether or not MMA is a "clean" sport eventually will go away entirely.
"I just wanted to do something good for the sport to help the honest guy who works very hard," St-Pierre said. "[I want to] point the finger at people who cheat and make the fair fight.
"I didn't want to do anything negative with that, and it turns out it was, but that was not my intention. I only wanted to do something good only for the sport."