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St-Pierre, Condit both agree to additional drug testing ahead of UFC 154

In a recent conversation with Firas Zahabi, founder and head trainer at the Tristar Gym in Montreal, the coach spoke briefly about one of his star pupils Rory MacDonald and the subject of pre-fight testing between "Ares" and his next opponent BJ Penn. While nothing had changed with the team’s belief that testing through the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) was the way they wanted to go, it was obvious the biggest name on the team also wanted to partake in the effort to show that mixed martial artists at the elite level are drug free.

"If Rory can do it, then why not Georges? Why not, let's do it," stated Zahabi, speaking about UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

John Fuller, founder and publicist at Full Athlete Marketing, represents Condit as well as UFC lightweight champion Benson (Smooth) Henderson. When asked about the potential of his client undergoing additional testing, the answer was similar to that of GSP's camp, but with another twist.

"Carlos is obviously interested in upholding the integrity of the sport. He would be more than interested to submit to testing, but we'd prefer to do it via the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) because we feel they are the most reputable drug testing organization in the world."

Two of the sport’s top, pound-for-pound athletes appear to be joining a growing group of mixed martial artists who believe in the mission to prove to all that fighters are clean, and are willing, without a shadow of a doubt, to prove it.

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