Georges St-Pierre goes on vacation
During a media conference call on Thursday (Friday morning in Australia), Georges St-Pierre revealed his next move. The MMA great out of Canada has also spoke about his next bout as well as pointed out the name of his next opponent outlined in the contract. However no date have been specified. Moreover GSP, who has made a highly anticipated return last weekend at UFC 2017, stealing the middleweight title from Michael Bisping, advised that he is going on vacation.
“I’m going on vacation to forget about fighting, to not think about it,” said St-Pierre.” When asked bout the date of his next fight he said “it’s not my job to think about that – it’s the UFC and my agent”. “They’re gonna talk about it and see what the next move is.”
Georges St-Pierre vs. Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker is the man expected to take on St-Pierre in his next outing. The Australian fighter is the interim middleweight champion, winning the belt against Yoel Romero at UFC 213 in July. The pair is expected to clash in the championship unification, unless, as understood, another match up is proposed by UFC.
“Robert Whittaker is in my contract,” said St-Pierre. “If I want to fight again, it has to be against Robert Whittaker at 185.”
“I cannot go fight, for example, Tyron Woodley or go fight another guy. My contract – if the UFC does not want me to fight anywhere [else] – I have to fight Robert Whittaker. That’s the term of my contract.”
Georges St-Pierre, who has held the welterweight title from April 2008 to December 2013, stated that he has no intention to put the middleweight division on hold. “It’s not my intention to put everybody on freezing,” he said.
“For sure what I don’t want to do – I know that the title has been on hold for a long time and that’s not my intention,” said St-Pierre. “I know there are other guys in line: Luke Rockhold, Whittaker and all these guys. They have a family to feed and it’s not my intention to put everybody on freezing. That’s not what I want to do.”
“I’m going on vacation now and Dana White is gonna talk with my agent. They’re gonna figure out and we’ll see after I come back from vacation what I want to do, where my head is and see what’s gonna happen.”
“Like I said, I have no intention of holding on (to) the belt and freezing the whole division. That’s not what I want to do – so you guys are gonna be up-to-date soon.”