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  1. Five fantasy, non-title "superfights"

    Brett Okamoto

    The Anderson Silva-Nick Diaz "superfight" is 185 days away. That should be enough time to determine whether we're actually going to call it a "superfight" to begin with. We've spent years talking about potential superfights in the UFC, but did we ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Nate Diaz removed from rankings by UFC

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC dropped lightweight contender Nate Diaz from its promotional rankings on Tuesday due to his "refusal to accept bouts."

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  3. Gray Maynard, Nate Diaz make weight for UFC lightweight tilt

    Brett Okamoto

    Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz probably didn't enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday as much as they would have liked, but each successfully made weight on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  4. Maynard in favor of half-point scoring

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to scoring controversies in Las Vegas, UFC lightweight Gray Maynard knows a thing or two. Maynard (11-2-1), who fights Nate Diaz this weekend at The Ultimate Fighter Finale inside Mandalay Bay Events Center, came as clos...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  5. Lightweight contenders and pretenders

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC lightweight division is the deep end of the pool. It's nondebatable. According to the new ESPN.com rankings, a well-rounded talent like Jim Miller no longer cracks the Top 10. Same for Nate Diaz -- and he fought for the title six months a...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. Nate Diaz suspended indefinitely for homophobic slur against Brya...

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has suspended lightweight Nate Diaz indefinitely for disparaging remarks he wrote about bantamweight Bryan Caraway on his Twitter account Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  7. Johny Hendricks, odd man out (again)?

    Brett Okamoto

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cover your ears, Johny Hendricks. UFC president Dana White told reporters on Thursday he'll talk to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre soon. The two haven't spoken since St-Pierre recorded his eighth consecutive title defe...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  8. What the future holds for Diego Sanchez

    Brett Okamoto

    In case you missed it: Diego Sanchez returned to the cage last weekend. He missed weight in his first attempt to cut to 155 since 2009. He edged Takanori Gomi via split decision, looking just OK in the process (ESPN.com writer Josh Gross graded Sa...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  9. Internet videos show Benson Henderson chewing toothpick throughou...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson apparently fought with a toothpick in his mouth during his entire 25-minute title fight against Nate Diaz this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  10. Nate Diaz makes weight for Ben Henderson fight on third attempt

    Brett Okamoto

    Lightweight champion Ben Henderson and No. 1 contender Nate Diaz each made weight during Friday's official UFC on Fox weigh-in at the KeyArena.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  11. UFC on Fox 5 recap: Benson Henderson defends lightweight title

    Brett Okamoto

    "Smooth" Benson Henderson faced little in the way of opposition while defending his lightweight title against Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  12. Nam Phan to face Dennis Siver at UFC event on Fox

    Brett Okamoto

    Nam Phan has replaced injured featherweight Eddie Yagin and now faces Dennis Siver at a UFC on Fox event on Dec. 8 in Seattle.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  13. Rory MacDonald suffers bad cut in training, will not face B.J. Pe...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald has suffered a deep facial cut while training and is out of a highly anticipated fight against B.J. Penn scheduled for Sept. 22.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  14. Notes: Is Guillard-Miller a contender bout?

    Brett Okamoto

    When it comes to ranking UFC lightweights, it's Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson. After that, it gets tricky. Hopefully that task gets easier Friday, when Melvin Guillard meets Jim Miller in the main event of the first UFC card to air on FX. I...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  15. Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem make weight for UFC 141 showdown

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC champion Brock Lesnar weighed-in at the heavyweight maximum 266 pounds Thursday for his UFC 141 main event fight against Alistair Overeem.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  16. Strikeforce: Beerbohm a better fighter after first loss

    Brett Okamoto

    Maybe skipping meals and doing one too many prefight interviews weren't the best decisions Lyle Beerbohm ever made, but he's adamant he's learned from his mistakes.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011