Johny Hendricks reportedly has not followed through yet on VADA testing

September 5, 2013

The French Canadian is reporting that Johny Hendricks has not filled out paperwork for Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) testing that a frustrated UFC welterweight champion George St-Pierre had requested to allay entirely baseless rumors that he had used PEDs at some point.

When asked initially if he would participate, Hendricks agreed, and in good humor.

"Heck ya," said Hendricks in an interview with UFC Central Radio on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in July. "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."

However, Hendricks fights St-Pierre on November 16, and WADA wants an eight week window for tests, so Hendricks theoretically has until around September 22 before he could be ineligible.

For now, the American has not filled out the paperwork that would give the green light to the anti-doping agency VADA to monitor drug levels by the fighters preparing for teh confrontation in Quebec this fall.

Dr. Margaret Goodman, President of VADA, confirmed to TVA Sports on Wednesday that Hendricks has not taken steps to become a "member" of the organization.

Meanwhile, St-Pierre is submitting as promised to doping tests. On Wednesday TVA Sports witnessed the champion submit to a check in the middle of a workout.

St-Pierre is paying for the testing out of pocket; the bill amounts to more than $20,000.

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