USADA Gives Timeline For GSP’s Eligibility For UFC Return

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship and United States Anti-Doping Agency joined forces years ago to help rid the presence of performance enhancing drugs inside the octagon. Fighters who are under the official UFC roster are subject to random drug testing from USADA, but the rules are a bit different for fighters making their return from retirement.

Georges St-Pierre will be making his way down to the octagon later on this year to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight championship after multiple years of inactivity. Returning fighters will be subjected to four months of random testing for USADA before they can make their way back into the octagon.

Fox Sports reporter Damon Martin stated, “USADA confirmed Georges St-Pierre was part of the testing pool prior to April 1, which means four months of testing before he can return,” which would put St-Pierre back inside the octagon near July.

Bisping has been vocal about the fact that St-Pierre has yet to line up a fight, but he’s been vocal about a lot of things lately. Do you think it was fair for UFC to allow St-Pierre to skip over the entire middleweight division for his title shot? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!