Georges St-Pierre has vacated the UFC Middleweight championship, one month after winning it.
GSP beat Michael Bisping to win the title at UFC 217, however has now been forced to give up the championship to concentrate on his health.
A statement on UFC’s official website quoted St. Pierre as saying;
“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. Out of respect to the athletes and the sport, I don’t want to hold up the division. 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 decision to vacate now means that interim Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been elevated to undisputed champion, and will defend against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in February.