When Georges St. Pierre agreed to take on Michael Bisping for the UFC’s middleweight title, he agreed to also face Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout should he win.
At UFC 217 GSP captured the middleweight title when he choked Michael Bisping unconscious in round three, though he doesn’t sound very committed to a fight with Whittaker.
Making the media rounds today, the UFC and GSP held a conference call to talk about his historic victory at Madison Square Garden.
While on the call, Georges St. Pierre addressed his obligation to defend the middleweight belt.
“I don’t have any intention of making the (middleweight) guys lose their time. I’m gonna go on vacation next week (then talk to the UFC). Right now, my contract is written that I have to fight Robert Whittaker, but a lot of things can happen in MMA, you see things change all the time.”
“I don’t plan to hold the title and not defend it. I’m not going to do that when there is other guys in line. I always take one fight at a time. I want to do something to make history, to do something in the sport that has never been done before. That’s my goal, to raise the bar, to do something new. That’s what motivates me.”
“I don’t know. I don’t know yet. I have no idea what’s going to happen. I’ll find out soon, but I don’t know yet. I don’t know even know myself what’s going to be the next move.”