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  1. BJ Penn announces retirement after TUF 19 finale loss to Frankie ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn retired from professional mixed martial arts at the age of 35 on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  2. Ben Askren to make ONE FC debut in May

    Brett Okamoto

    Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren will make his ONE FC debut against Bakhtiyar Abbasov on May 30 in Singapore.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  3. Johny Hendricks to have surgery on torn right bicep

    Brett Okamoto

    Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will undergo surgery to repair a torn right bicep he suffered two weeks prior to UFC 171.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  4. Power Rankings: Welterweight

    Brett Okamoto

    These are the welterweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  5. Douglas Lima-Rick Hawn welterweight title bout set for Bellator 1...

    Brett Okamoto

    Recent tournament winners Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will meet for the vacant 170-pound welterweight title at Bellator 117 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, officials announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  6. Dana White calls Georges St-Pierre comments 'insane'

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC president Dana White was shocked by Georges St-Pierre's attack on the promotion's drug testing stance, calling the former welterweight champion's comments "insane."

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  7. Georges St-Pierre says UFC's stance on drug testing partly behind...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre told reporters in Montreal on Tuesday that the promotion's stance on drug testing contributed to his decision to vacate the title and step away from the sport last month.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  8. Bellator declines to re-sign Ben Askren

    Brett Okamoto

    Ben Askren officially became an unrestricted free agent Thursday as Bellator Fighting Championships announced it would not resign the welterweight champion.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  9. GSP backs up MacDonald's "no fight" claim

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has echoed recent comments made by his teammate Rory MacDonald that the two will never fight. Speaking to reporters at the MGM Grand Hotel on Monday, St-Pierre shrugged off questions regardi...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  10. Georges St-Pierre set to face Johny Hendricks, make 9th title def...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will seek a ninth consecutive title defense against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  11. Georges St-Pierre: Past, present and future

    Brett Okamoto

    At the age of 31, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has accomplished so much that rumors of a two-fight retirement plan shouldn't come as a shock. St-Pierre (24-2) holds the record for total UFC wins (along with Matt Hughes) at 18 and is...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Georges St-Pierre makes weight for fight vs. Nick Diaz, set to 'w...

    Brett Okamoto

    The final staredown between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Nick Diaz didn't last long.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  14. St-Pierre, Diaz go at it on conference call

    Brett Okamoto

    As a sports analyst, sometimes you need to know when to just get out of the way. In the spirit of that, below are straight highlights from Thursday's national media call featuring UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Nic...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  15. Lucas Matthysse floors Mike Dallas Jr. in 1st round, eyes Danny G...

    Brett Okamoto

    Interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse delivered a stunning first-round knockout of Mike Dallas Jr. on Saturday that should persuade boxing fans to get behind his request for a date against unified titlist Danny Garcia.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2013
  16. Strikeforce: Tarec Saffiedine wins title in final Strikeforce eve...

    Brett Okamoto

    Tarec Saffiedine used a variety of leg kicks to chop down welterweight champion Nate Marquardt in Strikeforce's final event.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013