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  1. Welterweight contender Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler featured on ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Fast-rising welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will carry a five-fight win streak into the cage Nov. 16 when he meets hard-hitting Robbie Lawler at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  2. No love lost between Ellenberger, MacDonald

    Franklin McNeil

    It's hard to put a finger on, but there is something about Rory MacDonald that just rubs Jake Ellenberger the wrong way. Maybe it has to do with MacDonald calling out certain fighters; maybe it's the comparisons to welterweight champion Georges S...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. St-Pierre unrattled by 'disrespectful' Diaz

    Franklin McNeil

    During a prefight media call on Thursday, former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz accomplished a feat never witnessed before, at least publicly: He caused Georges St-Pierre to lose his cool. For more than 25 minutes, St-Pierre and Diaz...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  4. Matt Hughes retires, joins UFC brass

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  5. Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion, receptive to fighting ...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said Saturday night that a superfight between him and Georges St-Pierre will happen if promotion president Dana White decides that's what he wants.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2012
  6. UFC 154 -- Georges St-Pierre shakes off rust to defend title

    Franklin McNeil

    Georges St-Pierre pressed Carlos Condit for five full rounds in defending his welterweight title via decision at UFC 154.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  7. Georges St-Pierre pledges to take risks in fight with Carlos Cond...

    Franklin McNeil

    Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is seeking to do Saturday night what no one else has -- knock out interim titleholder Carlos Condit during their unification bout at Bell Centre.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  8. Cowboys Stadium eyed as host of potential Anderson Silva-Georges ...

    Franklin McNeil

    A victory by UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre on Nov. 17 over interim titleholder Carlos Condit could set up a superfight with middleweight champ Anderson Silva at Cowboys Stadium.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  9. Lyman Good-Andrey Koreshkov bout set for Nov. 30, Bellator says

    Franklin McNeil

    Former Bellator welterweight champ Lyman Good will take another step toward regaining the title when he faces Andrey Koreshkov on Nov. 30 in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the promotion announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  10. Karim Mayfield outpointed Mauricio Herrera in 10 rounds

    Franklin McNeil

    Karim Mayfield outpointed hard charging Mauricio Herrera to win a well deserved unanimous decision Saturday night in Veron, N.Y.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2012
  11. Georges St. Pierre medically cleared to return to MMA after ACL i...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who has been out of action since April 2011 with a torn ACL, has been medically cleared to resume fighting.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  12. Ex-Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz ending retirement, seeking bout wi...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has ended his brief retirement and will seek a bout against middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  13. Lyman Good will face Jim Wallhead on September 28 at Bellator 74

    Franklin McNeil

    Former welterweight champion Lyman Good faces Jim Wallhead on Sept. 28 at Bellator 74 in Atlantic City, N.J., a source told ESPN.com on Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  14. Dana White says Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 'racist' for Jeremy Lin...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC president Dana White called WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. a racist Tuesday night for comments the boxer made recently about New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  15. UFC 143 roundup: Carlos Condit outworks Nick Diaz, claims interim...

    Franklin McNeil

    Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit utilized movement and a crisp striking game to overcome a tough challenge from Nick Diaz at UFC 143.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2012
  16. St. Pierre siding with Diaz on Saturday

    Franklin McNeil

    These are difficult days for UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. In early December, it was revealed that St. Pierre suffered a torn ACL in his right knee that would sideline him for six to nine months. The injury knocked St. Pierre ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012