The world is talking about Georges “The Spider” St-Jacques.
Now, he is also being sued by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for an alleged performance-enhancing drug violation stemming from a fight he won in 2015.
I will fight any and all attempts by USADA to stop me from continuing my career.””
I am a fighter, not a politician.
I will fight any and all attempts by USADA to stop me from continuing my career.”
St-Jacés, now 36, was stripped of his welterweights title in 2016, following a two-year suspension that was later extended for a third year.
In his statement, the welterpounder said he “has never been tested for anabolic steroids” and that he “refused to submit to an anti-doping test” because he is a champion.
He added: “The accusations and the allegations against me, and the public, are completely false.”USADA said it had obtained “additional information” from USADA which it said showed that St-Lais had failed a urine test in October 2017, the day after the UFC announced he had won the interim belt.
It said he tested positive again in September, after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in January.USADA added that Stoumans urine sample had also been tested in August, the month he lost the title.”USADA will take all appropriate actions to enforce the applicable anti-drug program, including, but not limited to, sanctions against the respondent,” the statement said.
The UFC confirmed that it had not yet seen the USADA statement.
A statement from the UFC said: “At the time of his initial positive test, Georges was scheduled to fight Ronda Rousey in January 2017, and a test was conducted by USAD, which was positive.
He was notified of the result and he cooperated fully with the investigation.”
The UFC is currently under USADA-mandated sanctions.
It has previously been reported that St Louis had tested positive in January for an “anabolic steroid” following his fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 189.
St-Louis has also been linked to anabolic-androgenic steroids.
In March 2018, the UFC banned St-James from competing for a year, citing a suspected violation of the UFC’s drug policy.