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Chris Weidman: No one believes Georges St-Pierre will defend middleweight title

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Chris Weidman adds to the list of skeptics about Georges St-Pierre’s intentions (or lack thereof) of defending the UFC middleweight title.

There continues to be skepticism about Georges St-Pierre’s next move as the reigning UFC middleweight champion. Fighters like Dan Hardy, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping not do not think that St-Pierre would be defending the 185-pound title, even if he is contractually obligated to do so against interim champion Robert Whittaker.

Chris Weidman is the newest addition to that list. In a recent interview with ESPN.com, the former middleweight champion is unsure about how his division’s title picture will look like in the coming year.

“You have ‘GSP’ possibly fighting Whittaker, but no one really believes that’s going to happen — even though Dana White is swearing up and down about it,” Weidman said. “There’s just no certainty about who’s going to be champion in the next year in the UFC.”

“Who am I going to be able to take the belt from? I guarantee you it’s not gonna be ‘GSP.'”

One option foreseen for St-Pierre to take would be to drop back down to welterweight and fight current champion Tyron Woodley, which Weidman also agrees with.

“Or if [the UFC] really sells out, Conor McGregor.”

Weidman also told ESPN that he will be indefinitely sidelined due to a thumb injury that he suffered during his fight against Kelvin Gastelum in July.


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