Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre was unable to attend the UFC 217 post-fight press conference, after suffering facial lacerations in his pay-per-view (PPV) headliner against Michael Bisping.
Instead, “Rush” was transported to a local hospital to be patched up and now that he’s on the mend, willing to answer all those burning questions the mixed martial arts (MMA) media had in the wake of his stunning submission over “The Count.”
He’s good like that.
The logical choice from a sport’s perspective would be to unify the division titles against interim titleholder Robert Whittaker. From a prizefighting perspective, it pays to move back to welterweight to fight Tyron Woodley or even Conor McGregor.
When you’re ranked No. 3 pound-for-pound, you can make those sorts of decisions.
Unfortunately, St-Pierre doesn’t know what he’s going to do next, aside from that vacation he plans to take next week, according to comments he made on today’s media conference call from New York.
“I always take one fight at a time,” St-Pierre said in response to complaints like this one. “I am going on vacation next week and going to talk about it with UFC to see what’s next. My contract says I am fighting Robert Whittaker, but a lot of things can happen in MMA, things change all the time.”
“I am going on vacation to forget about fighting. That’s not my job to think about fighting,” he continued. “My agent and UFC will get together to decide what’s next. There will be news about it within the next few weeks. I am not going to hold the title and not defend it. These guys have a family to feed.”
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