Is GSP the only fighter to voluntarily vacate a belt on two separate occasions?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Njmma209, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Njmma209 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ NJ
    I know BJ Penn once voluntarily vacated the WW belt to leave the UFC. Then we have McGregor/Jones who were forcibly stripped twice but neither voluntarily vacated... GSP is the only guy I can think of that vacated twice.

    We all remember him opting to retire instead of giving Hendricks a rematch
    D95C61FB-59D0-4EFF-8C73-A46C2B583F58.jpeg
    E6C5B103-39AD-4829-B2EF-AD5A45A608EA.jpeg

    And then most recently be had a competitive war with Michael Ping and then chose to vacate a month later instead of facing #1 contender Robert Whittaker
    3096F2DD-2B06-464F-A8FA-D09878639A4A.jpeg

    Is there anyone else sherdoggers?
     
  2. Rygu R.I.P. Obie

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    10,371
    Likes Received:
    2,872
    Location:
    Mission B.C.
    Probably. I mean how many UFC fighters have even held a belt on two separate occasions?
     
  3. TripTictonic Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2016
    Messages:
    3,586
    Likes Received:
    1,054
    You already know the answer. Oh yeah and before I leave GSP= GOAT.
     
  4. Njmma209 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ NJ
    Including interim belts...

    BJ Penn, Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Randy Couture, Frank Mir, TJ dillashaw, Dominick Cruz. Just to name a few off the top of my head.

    GSP seems to be the only one to give up his belt twice without a fight. Cool stat to have I guess. Correct me if I’m wrong though.
     
  5. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2014
    Messages:
    28,734
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Lake Jackson
    GSP's PR team is very mindful of his public image and doesn't want him holding on to a belt he has no intentions of denfending in order to preserve his positive image.
     
  6. The_Buckanater Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Irving, texas
    Mcgregor did it too.
     
  7. DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    7,816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Max should give up his belt if he doesn't make it to his next fight.
     
  8. LockardTheGOAT Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2017
    Messages:
    9,077
    Likes Received:
    0
    GSP's a dumb ass. If he had stayed and fought at least twice more in 2014, he could have broken Silva's record for all-time consecutive title defenses but no, he chose to leave and forgo the chance of having such a monumental accolade.
     
  9. FoghornLeghorn Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    0
    At this point beating GSP is a far higher accolade than holding a UFC Championship. GSP's above the UFC, he's a championship of his own.
     
  10. Serge421 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    Canada
    Only to have mighty mouse beat him shortly after.
     
  11. McBlaze Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    5
    lame move by gsp, lay like a snake in the grass for 3-4 years, waited for someone he can beat handily to win a world title, come out of retirement challenge him get a instant title shot, beats michael fucking bisping then leaves again... AFTER STATING on numerous occasions that it wasnt a one and done, that he would DEFEND vs Whitaker/Romero ... greasy slime bucket
     
  12. YouKnowWhat? Blue Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2018
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    2
    McGregor vacated his belts, he just pretended he was striped
     
  13. The answer is yes TS.
     
  14. WinZip Trial Version Expired

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    14,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or maybe he doesn't live his life trying to out-do anyone else and instead loves his life for his own reasons.
     
  15. Njmma209 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ NJ
    So pretty much his PR team and GSP himself was convinced that Hendricks (in a rematch) and Whittaker would have KO’d him if he didn’t vacate?
     
  16. ScoopSubMMA Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Messages:
    3,617
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would say thinly veiled GSP hate thread, but its not even thinly veiled.

    To answer your question, he is the only GOAT to ever do that. He is actually the only GOAT to ever do anything, since he is the only GOAT.
     
  17. West Linn Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    195
  18. El Fernas Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2014
    Messages:
    12,827
    Likes Received:
    1,081
    Location:
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Not fighting and getting stripped or voluntarily vacating are the same thing, they were not going to defend it.
     
  19. Perrichet Arteta is a fraud

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    25,902
    Likes Received:
    394
    Location:
    London
    No there isn’t anyone else. Another reason why he’s the GOAT
     
  20. When did Hendricks fail a drug test?

    Isn’t accusing someone of using PEDs without a SINGLE failed test against Sherdog rules mods?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.