Just a few days ago, George St-Pierre put out a statement about his health concerns. Now the news has came in that GSP is vacating the middleweight championship, he won the title in a fight against Michael Bisping.
Robert Whittaker (19-4) fought Yoel Romero for the interim title and won. Now that GSP is vacating, that upgrades Robert to undisputed champ. Robert will take on Luke Rockhold (16-3) for his first title defense. The fight will take place at UFC 221 on Feb 10.
Luke Rockhold is coming off a win against David Branch. Robert Whittaker has won 8 in a row.