Wow, this is great. We don’t usually get such altruistic sportsmanship like this anymore, but GSP and Johny Hendricks going the way of VADA testiing for their high-profile fight this fall is a great, great step in the right direction for the sport we love. I’m not going to throw out conjecture, I don’t really know how dirty the sport is, but enough fighters have come forward wanting this testing that I can only furiously applaude and hope no one inviolved with this fight gets injured.
GSP set the tone, speaking out and calling on Johny to take VADA:
“I believe VADA testing I’m up for it and I invite my opponent to do the VADA testing for the championship fight,” “I invite if possible all the high-profile athletes in the UFC to do the same. I believe it’s a good thing. It’s a bit of a pain in the butt sometimes but … I’m ready to do it to set a good example.”
Hendricks immediately accepted, and happily:
“Heck ya!” “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.
“It doesn’t matter. Today, tomorrow, three months from now, I’ll gladly take a test for anything,”