Don’t count on Georges St-Pierre to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title.
Last month, St-Pierre challenged Michael Bisping for the 185-pound gold. The action was held inside Madison Square Garden in New York City as the UFC 218 headliner. St-Pierre captured the gold via third-round submission.
Many wondered if St-Pierre would take on interim champion Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout. “Rush” is a natural welterweight and considered to be undersized at 185 pounds. It looks like we have an answer.
Speaking to TSN, St-Pierre said a middleweight title defense is unlikely.
“We’ll talk about it, but I’m not sure if I compete I will go back at 185. I don’t think so.”