It’s Official, Georges St-Pierre Exits USADA’s Drug Testing Pool

Its official, Georges St-Pierre exits USADA’S drug testing pool a couple of weeks after announcing his retirement from the sport. St-Pierre called it a career after more than 16 years in the sport. He is widely considered as the greatest welterweight champion of all time and he captured the middleweight strap at the tail end […]

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Its official, Georges St-Pierre exits USADA’S drug testing pool a couple of weeks after announcing his retirement from the sport.

St-Pierre called it a career after more than 16 years in the sport. He is widely considered as the greatest welterweight champion of all time and he captured the middleweight strap at the tail end of his career as well.

As first reported by ESPN, St-Pierre’s retirement became a bit more real earlier today when UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky announced that he had received a handwritten notice of “GSP’s” retirement.

That formal retirement is significant with regards to the UFC’s anti-doping policy. With his retirement, St-Pierre will remove himself from the USADA drug-testing pool. That means that if he were to return, GSP would have to spend at least six months back in the pool before competing again, per policy.

“He is out [of the pool],” Novitzky said. “He gave me written notice he’s retired and out of the USADA registered testing pool (RTP). If he were to ever return, he’d have to be back in for six months before competing.”

It’s unlikely “GSP” will make another comeback at 37 years old. However, he did leave some wiggle room for a possible return.

“I don’t know where I will be, mentally, the state of mind, in my life, in a few months,” St-Pierre said. “I don’t know. For me, it’s retirement now. I don’t want those other guys to call me out, because I’m out. If something happens and Dana calls me back with something interesting, we’ll see. Like a movie scenario, ‘Oh! He’s coming back!’ We’ll see, but right now I’m not thinking about it.”

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Georges St-Pierre Exits USADA Testing Pool After Retirement Notification

Georges St-Pierre has put his retirement in writing, officially bringing a close to the Canadian’s Hall-of-Fame career. Georges St-Pierre provided a written notification to the UFC of his retirement and will now be removed from the USADA testing pool. …

Georges St-Pierre has put his retirement in writing, officially bringing a close to the Canadian’s Hall-of-Fame career. Georges St-Pierre provided a written notification to the UFC of his retirement and will now be removed from the USADA testing pool. With this removal, St-Pierre would need be in the pool for six months before he could […]

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Georges St-Pierre’s Coach Not Ruling Out Potential Comeback

Georges St-Pierre’s coach not ruling out a potential return to the sport of MMA if one fight pops up. The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion announced his retirement from active MMA competition last month. GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi believes that the fight that makes the most sense for GSP would be against Conor McGregor. […]

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Georges St-Pierre’s coach not ruling out a potential return to the sport of MMA if one fight pops up. The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion announced his retirement from active MMA competition last month.

GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi believes that the fight that makes the most sense for GSP would be against Conor McGregor. This is a fight that the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion has been linked to since his rise in the sport.

“If Conor came back to win the title, and it’s very conceivable… If he comes back to the prestige he had before losing to Khabib [Nurmagomedov], maybe it will call Georges in,” Zahabi said on the Pull No Punches podcast.

Zahabi also ruled out that GSP retired from the sport only to get more negotiating power when it comes to dealing with the UFC.

“Honestly, if you know Georges, and Kajan knows well, you know he is not that kind of guy,” Zahabi insists. “He is such an honest guy, even if it’s embarrassing. He comes from a small town with good honest people… He is a good egg.”

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Firas Zahabi Reveals What He Thinks Will Lure GSP Out Of Retirement

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his glove…

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his gloves for good. “Rush” held a press conference last month to officially announce the news. This comes […]

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Firas Zahabi Reveals What He Thinks Will Lure GSP Out Of Retirement

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his glove…

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his gloves for good. “Rush” held a press conference last month to officially announce the news. This comes […]

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Tyron Woodley Explains Why He’s the Greatest Welterweight Ever

What makes someone the greatest of all time? It is a question that will never have a uniform answer, and part of that is because of the difference in skill level between eras. In a recent interview with ESPN, Georges St-Pierre stated that is it for thi…

What makes someone the greatest of all time? It is a question that will never have a uniform answer, and part of that is because of the difference in skill level between eras. In a recent interview with ESPN, Georges St-Pierre stated that is it for this reason why the idea of “greatest of all […]

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