UFC Officially Requests GSP Make A Quick Turnaround To Fight Robert Whittaker

Georges St-Pierre shocked Madison Square Garden with a stunning performance in his big octagon return at UFC 217. The former welterweight champion had been away from the UFC for nearly four years. Returning after a lengthy hiatus from the sport, St-Pierre moved up in weight to challenge UFC middelweight champion Michael Bisping for his title.

With a submission victory, St-Pierre choked out “The Count” for the middleweight title. Moving forward, the French Canadian phenom has revealed that he is contractually obligated to unify his title in a match up against interim champion Robert Whittaker. While St-Pierre is resting his wounds from his recent title earning victory, the UFC is already targeting a date for the fighter’s next match up.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, UFC vice president of international content Dave Shaw explained that the promotion would like to see Georges St-Pierre and Whittaker throw down at UFC 221. The event will take place in Perth, Australia on February 10, 2018.

“I think, as you guys know, the X factor right now is how Georges is doing. Listen, bottom line is that we want to have Robbie fight in Perth.”

“The stars are sort of aligning for that event, having a pay-per-view there. It’s probably going to come down to Georges. Three months for anybody is a quick turnaround, so if we an line up that fight, that’d be amazing. But there’s no real update at this point.”