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