GSP vacates belt, Whittaker is undisputed champion and will make first defence against Rockhold

The undisputed UFC middleweight championship will be on the line in Australia on Feb. 10 (Feb. 11 local time), when Robert Whittaker defends his crown for the first time against former titleholder Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 221.

St-Pierre released this statement, “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 also intimated he would make a return to his natural fighting weight of welterweight.

After this statement the UFC elevated the interim title holder Whittaker to undisputed middleweight champion. He will challenge Rockhold, a previous holder of this belt in the main even in Perth.



Ill train anytime, anywhere with anyone. You don’t stop because you get old, you get old because you stopped.


  • Aaron Hynd
    Aaron Hynd
    Posted at 15:22h, 08 December

    Mark Wheatley Lee Walker

  • Mark Wheatley
    Mark Wheatley
    Posted at 15:29h, 08 December

    I know, fuckin disappointed in GSP!

  • Lisa Dibble
    Lisa Dibble
    Posted at 15:29h, 08 December

    Antony Steve Kelly what the actual fuck 😳

  • José Guimaraes
    José Guimaraes
    Posted at 15:29h, 08 December

    Xiiiii. O circo continua… Afinal parece q o Luke vai ter mais uma oportunidade antes d ir pra bellator 😁
    Ricardo Ribeiro Filipe Cardoso

  • Peter Knox
    Peter Knox
    Posted at 15:30h, 08 December

    Thanks Jim Reid

  • Scott Eadie
    Scott Eadie
    Posted at 16:34h, 08 December

    Total joke

  • Gareth Birrell
    Gareth Birrell
    Posted at 20:21h, 08 December

    Robbie Alexander Frew

  • Robbie Alexander Frew
    Robbie Alexander Frew
    Posted at 21:41h, 08 December

    Class fight like brer

  • Balyat Nachuj Cyka
    Balyat Nachuj Cyka
    Posted at 22:54h, 08 December

    Wow Rockhold , hasn’t fought since summer 2016 gets a titleshot lol

  • Gordon Ross
    Gordon Ross
    Posted at 23:53h, 08 December

    Mark Henderson GSP is a loser