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Georges St-Pierre Vacates Middleweight Title

Today UFC middle weight champion Georges St. Pierre vacated his middleweight title which he earned in a win over former champ Michael Bisping:

“My fight at UFC 217 was one of the greatest nights of my life but I now need to take some time to focus on my health,” St-Pierre said in a statement provided by the UFC. “Out of respect to the athletes and the sport, I don’t want to hold up the division. I will be giving up my belt and once I’m healthy I look forward to working with the UFC to determine what’s next in my career.”

Last week, St-Pierre was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. That diagnosis led to his decision to vacate the title. He informed the UFC that he would be vacating the title earlier this week, sources said.

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