Georges St-Pierre Unsure About Next Move, Doesn’t Want to “Freeze” MW Division
By FCF Staff
Georges St-Pierre continues to note that he’s contractually obligated to fight Robert Whittaker, but the new, middleweight champ hasn’t outright committed to the match-up either.
Leading up to UFC 217, St-Pierre reported that he has to defend the middleweight title against the interim champ Whittaker, if he were to defeat Michael Bisping. Now that GSP has done the latter, however, it’s not clear if the legendary fighter will in fact, defend the belt.
GSP was a guest on the latest “MMA Hour”, and during the interview, the former welterweight champ said this about his next fight (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“It’s written in my contract (that I have to fight Whittaker). If it gets me excited, I don’t know. He’s an excellent fighter, and he was in Montreal before — he’s an incredible martial artist. He’s a great champion. I have only positive things to say about Robert Whittaker. … I don’t know. Look, I just finished off a very hard fight. I’m still bruised up a little bit. My neck, I still feel it. I need some vacation. I’m going to go on vacation, clear up my head and see what’s [next].”
“I’ll take a few weeks and then I’ll decide,” St-Pierre relayed. “I have no desire to hold onto the title and freeze the division. That’s not what I want to do.”
St-Pierre’s choke out win over Bisping at UFC 217, marked the first time he had fought since 2013. Even before the bout took place, there was speculation and debate as to whether St-Pierre might seek bouts with Tyron Woodley or Conor McGregor next.