UFC Wants GSP-Whittaker In Perth

The UFC adds Perth, Australia to its list of cities starting in February, and they’re hoping to have local favorite and interim middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker in action.

Against who? Many including those in the UFC office want it to be the new Middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre who headlines the event with Whittaker.

Unfortunately for “The Reaper,” and UFC matchmakers, that decision rests solely on newly-crowned 185-pound champion Georges St-Pierre, who returned after a four year layoff to choke out Michael Bisping at UFC 217 and take the middleweight title.

“I think, as you guys know, the X factor right now is how Georges is doing,” UFC vice president of international content, Dave Shaw, told MMAjunkie.com. “Listen, bottom line is that we want to have Robbie fight in Perth.”

“The stars are sort of aligning for that event, having a pay-per-view there. It’s probably going to come down to Georges,” he continued. “Three months for anybody is a quick turnaround, so if we an line up that fight, that’d be amazing. But there’s no real update at this point.”

St-Pierre is in the midst of taking time off to rest following his return and has yet to make any comments or commitments about his career going forward, so Perth and the world will be left to wonder when he makes his return.

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