UFC Fighters React To GSP Giving Up The UFC Middleweight Belt

Thursday night, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre vacated his newly won UFC middleweight world title. As with these things, UFC fighters around the world hit twitter with reactions to the news.

In a prepared statement, GSP stated on Thursday evening, “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.”

This comes on the heels of the UFC finalizing a world-title fight between Luke Rockhold and Robert Whittaker staged for the UFC 221 main event in February.

Rockhold, the former division champion will take on current interim champion Robert Whittaker in the UFC 221 main event.

Here’s the fighter reactions to St-Pierre’s news:

Down under we go to get the gold.

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