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

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  1. Njmma209

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    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
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    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
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    Is there anyone else sherdoggers?
     
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    Probably. I mean how many UFC fighters have even held a belt on two separate occasions?
     
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    You already know the answer. Oh yeah and before I leave GSP= GOAT.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    Mcgregor did it too.
     
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    Max should give up his belt if he doesn't make it to his next fight.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Only to have mighty mouse beat him shortly after.
     
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    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
     
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    McGregor vacated his belts, he just pretended he was striped
     
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    Or maybe he doesn't live his life trying to out-do anyone else and instead loves his life for his own reasons.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Not fighting and getting stripped or voluntarily vacating are the same thing, they were not going to defend it.
     
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    No there isn’t anyone else. Another reason why he’s the GOAT
     
  19. When did Hendricks fail a drug test?

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

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