Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold Confirmed For UFC 221
Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold Confirmed For UFC 221
Georges St-Pierre On Defending His Middleweight Belt: 'I Don't Think So'
08 December, 2017, 06:39
"Of course, in terms of weight, if I want to go back to compete at 185, obviously eating, like I did what I did, I learned from my mistakes".
Citing health issues, Georges St-Pierre is giving up his newly won UFC middleweight title.
But he has made a decision to relinquish the title after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an illness that affects his ability to remain in the 185-pound middleweight class. The former champion has been vocal about St-Pierre avoiding a fight with other middleweight contenders and only sought to fight a vulnerable opponent in the division who happened to be champion.
The UFC's first-ever Australian champion, Robert Whittaker has been sidelined with ligament damage in his knee that he acquired in his title-winning effort over Yoel Romero at UFC 213.
The UFC officially announced the news late Thursday in a press release, which included comment from St-Pierre.
"My fight at UFC 217 was one of the greatest nights of my life but I now need to take some time to focus on my health", he said in the statement.
A title bout may be set for next years UFC 221 card as UFC Interim Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker will defend the gold against Luke Rockhold. This means that Whittaker will likely have to defend his interim title before unifying with St-Pierre.
In his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh in September, Rockhold defeated David Branch.
The UFC also confirmed Whittaker would fight No. 3 challenger Rockhold in Perth.
UFC 221, the first UFC event in Western Australia, takes place at the Perth Arena on February 11.
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