GSP Has Officially Left The USADA Drug Testing Pool
Georges St-Pierre has made his retirement from MMA official by leaving the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool. GSP announced his retirement in a press conference on February 21st and has since, formally written to the UFC to confirm his retirement. You can watch and read about GSP’s retirement press conference here.
UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky, confirmed the news to MMA Fighting, saying “He is out [of the pool]. He gave me written notice he’s retired and out of the USADA registered testing pool. If he were to ever return, he’d have to be back in for six months before competing.”
The big thing here is that should GSP want to make a comeback, he will have to six months back in the drug testing pool, before doing so.
This is the second time GSP has retired from the sport and his reason he gave for his retirement this time, was that the UFC wouldn’t give him the fight with the one man he wished to face, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
GSP did leave the door open for a possible comeback, when speaking at his press conference last month.
“I don’t know where I will be in a few weeks, a few months. I’m going on vacation, I’m going off the grid. I’m going somewhere exotic and warm to relax. I don’t know. For me, it’s retire now. That’s all I’m thinking about.
“If ever something happened or Dana called me back and there’s 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. I’m out.”
The 37 year old GSP is regarded by many to be the best mixed martial artist ever. The Canadian super star retires with a 26-2 record, having won his last 13 fights.
Do you think we’ll ever see GSP inside the Octagon ever again?