The news that Georges St-Pierre is vacating his UFC middleweight title comes as no major surprise. The decorated Canadian beat Michael Bisping last month to be crowned as the king of the 185lb division, but has now relinquished the strap.
It has been announced that Robert Whittaker is now the undisputed champ of the division, as GSP steps away from the weight class.
This means that after just 31 days, GSP’s helm at the top of the middleweight ranks goes down as the shortest ever title reign in the promotion’s history.
Remarkably, he also holds the gong for having the second longest title reign, as his time as welterweight king lasted 2,064 days. This is short of Anderson Silva, who sat on top of the middleweight division for 2,457 days.
Georges St-Pierre's welterweight title reign: 2,064 days (2nd longest in UFC history)
Georges St-Pierre's middleweight title reign: 31 days (shortest in UFC history)
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) December 8, 2017
It is unclear if or when GSP will return to the octagon, but he has stated that he won’t be fighting at 185lb again.
Should he return and fight once more, it will most likely be in the welterweight division. With Dana White and the promotion’s match-makers craving big-money superfights, don’t be surprised to see GSP back once again in the future.