Why Georges St-Pierre Vacated UFC Middleweight Title He Just Won

Georges St-Pierre on staying at 185 pounds: 'I don't think so'

Georges St-Pierre on staying at 185 pounds: 'I don't think so'

On Thursday, St-Pierre officially surrendered his title to focus on his health after being diagnosed with colitis just recently and the UFC will move forward with Robert Whittaker being crowned undisputed champion with his first title defense taking place against Luke Rockhold on February 10 in the main event at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia.

Georges St-Pierre has confirmed he will step down as the UFC middleweight world champion to focus on recovering from a debilitating long-term medical condition.

One of the premier middleweights of this era, 33-year-old Luke Rockhold has held both the UFC and Strikeforce titles at 185 pounds, where he has defeated the best his division has to offer, including Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping, "Jacare" Souza, Tim Kennedy and Lyoto Machida.

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The news was first tweeted by MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Thursday.

"I will be giving up my belt and once I'm healthy I look forward to working with the UFC to determine what's next in my career".

St-Pierre's victory over Bisping at UFC 217 on November 4 marked GSP's first fight since November 16, 2013, when he successfully defended the welterweight championship against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 before stepping away from the sport. "I don't think so", St-Pierre said in the interview.

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This win made Rush the fourth person in UFC history to become a champion in multiple divisions alongside Randy Coutre, BJ Penn, and Conor McGregor.

But with his statement hinting that his UFC comeback isn't over just yet, it seems this might not be the last we've seen of St-Pierre inside the octagon.

Pierre is no longer the UFC's middleweight champion.

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