In the history of the MMA there were many cases when the current champions were deprived of the title and the championship status even though they didn't officially lose it in battle. How did this happen and what were the cases? Let's try to understand.
Georges St-Pierre is a former UFC welterweight champion. This athlete is widely recognized as one of the best MMA fighters in the world: the largest publications covering MMA unanimously recognize him as the best welterweight fighter and among the best fighters p4p. After defeating Johny Hendricks, Georges St-Pierre announced that he was retiring on a well-deserved pension, so he voluntarily refused the belt and title. It was an unprecedented event, but the athlete's desire was nevertheless fulfilled.
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