Rafael dos Anjos gives praise to Georges St-Pierre for vacating middleweight title

December 8, 2017 2:30 am by Russell Ess
Georges St-Pierre

Big news for the UFC middleweight division was dropped late Thursday as the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre vacated his newly captured middleweight title. With St-Pierre vacating the title, UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was deemed the undisputed champion and former champ Luke Rockhold is now challenging Whittaker for the belt at UFC 221 in February.

While Dana White may not be so happy about GSP’s decision to leave the middleweight division, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos praised “Rush” for his quick decision to drop his new title.

Dos Anjos tweeted: “Great move @GeorgesStPierre I’m big fan because of attitudes like that. Example to be follow for others ‘champs.’”

A fan replied to dos Anjos saying, “Is RDA being sarcastic here??? How is vacating a good example? #LostInTranslation.”

Rafael dos Anjos submits Neil Magny

The former lightweight champion replied with the following answer: “He is thinking about other fighters and not stuck the division.”

It’s surely an debate with current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor still not having any fight date for his first title defense. “The Notorious” won the lightweight title in November of last year, becoming the first fighter in history to win two different weight class titles simultaneously and has only fought in the big money boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather since.

Georges St-Pierre Dana White

What are your thoughts on Georges St-Pierre vacating the UFC middleweight title? With legitimate health concerns that could very well be from moving up in weight, let’s discuss this one in the in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 12/8/2017.


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