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  1. Georges St-Pierre steps away from UFC

    Josh Gross

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced Friday that he will step away from fighting for an undetermined period of time and relinquished his title.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  2. Ben Askren still waiting for call from UFC

    Josh Gross

    Within the week, Bellator MMA CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney contacted Ben Askren, the promotion's free agent welterweight champion, and proposed a scenario the undefeated Olympian couldn't refuse. "He just called me and said straight up, 'I think y...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  3. Diaz reveals an image-conscious side

    Josh Gross

    Descending into the rabbit hole that is Nick Diaz. Last week's all-time terrific conference call featuring Diaz and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre ahead of Saturday's title fight in Montreal was revealing in many ways. It opened a ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  4. Bellator 86 recap -- Ben Askren stopped Karl Amoussou to retain t...

    Josh Gross

    Bellatorwelterweight champion Ben Askren finished Karl Amoussou to retain his Bellator welterweight title Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  5. Diaz looms large in more ways than one

    Josh Gross

    The poster for UFC 158 -- have you seen it? Looming, scowling, lording over UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, the effect makes Nick Diaz appear as subtle as the shark from "Jaws," mouth agape, torpedoing toward a clueless swimmer. T...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Fitch targets title; 'Ace' nears retirement

    Josh Gross

    Jon Fitch felt UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be too much for Carlos Condit. And the American expects the same of himself when he meets Demian Maia on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas. "It will be an interesting matchup," Fitch t...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  7. Postmortem: UFC 154 edition

    Josh Gross

    Five questions answered The knee? First Adrian Peterson. Now Georges St-Pierre. Maybe it's time to stop making such a big deal about major knee injuries. Ring rust? The welterweight champion said he felt effects of the absence, although it hard...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  8. Bellator 64: Like him or not, Ben Askren is effective

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of Bellator 64 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  9. Musing on the implications of GSP-Diaz

    Josh Gross

    Thursday's announcement of an October pay-per-view headliner between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Strikeforce welterweight king Nick Diaz raises many interesting questions. Here are five that immediately jumped into my head: ...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  10. Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz agrees to box former titleholder J...

    Josh Gross

    Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and former IBF super-middleweight champion Jeff Lacy have agreements in place to box this fall, representatives for both fighters confirmed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  11. UFC 129: A mixed bag of grades

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 129 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  12. Georges St. Pierre still feeling effects of eye poke following bo...

    Josh Gross

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre expects to make a full recovery from a poke to his left eye which blurred his vision throughout much of a five-round title fight against Jake Shields in Toronto on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2011
  13. UFC 129: Why fame, fortune won't sidetrack Georges St. Pierre

    Josh Gross

    Being the champion isn't all about photo shoots, promotional tours and shiny belts. There's also the matter of defending the belt in front 55,000 of your countrymen. Is it all too much to handle?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  14. 'Left Hook' Lacy throws counter dig at Diaz

    Josh Gross

    And the flood gates are open. After Nick Diaz announced his intention to box before returning to mixed martial arts in 2011, the Strikeforce welterweight champion has not suffered from a lack of willing participants. Count among that group form...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  15. Injured B.J.Penn pulls out of UFC 132 bout

    Josh Gross

    Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn will not fight at UFC 132.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  16. Liz Carmouche to replace Meisha Tate in Strikeforce fight

    Josh Gross

    Strikeforce women's welterweight champion Marloes Coenen (18-4) will have a new challenger for when she defends the belt March 5 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2011