Luke Rockhold unhappy with UFC and fighter support
Dec 08 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Rockhold will get the opportunity the reclaim the title he lost to Bisping by shocking first round knockout at UFC 199.
St-Pierre had been away from the sport for four years and had never competed at 185 pounds before.
St-Pierre has been diagnosed with colitis, prompting him to step down from competition for the time being and focus on his health.
The Canadian wound up winning the fight after hitting Bisping with a hellacious hook that dropped the Englishman, before subsequently locking in a rear-naked choke that would render Bisping unconscious.
Robert Whittaker has become the first Australian UFC champion in unusual circumstances, awarded the UFC middleweight championship today after Georges St-Pierre vacated the title.
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Less than five weeks since he defeated Michael Bisping to win the belt at UFC 217, GSP has admitted that he's reluctant to fight at 185 pounds again. "And Robert Whittaker has been elevated to undisputed champion".
Recently MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC was looking at Whittaker - Rockhold for the Perth, Australia card, and now the outlet's reporting the bout is nearly finalized.
This would be a great bout between two of the middleweight division's most skilled fighters.
McGregor has not fought in the octagon in over a year after he angled his way into a rich boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. MMA journalist posted on Twitter that it is "unclear at this time if Whittaker-Rockhold at UFC 221 would be for the interim or official belt, though". The 36-year-old is now suffering from colitis, and said he did not wish to hold up the UFC's 185-pound division. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!