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  1. Plenty of reasons to watch Rousey fight

    Josh Gross

    It's been 11 years since UFC star Ronda Rousey rolled on a judo mat with her mom, world champion AnnMaria De Mars. These were the sessions in which Rousey developed her earliest inkling of what it took to be world-class, an Olympian. What it felt lik...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  2. Antonio Silva suspended 9 months for failed post-fight drug test

    Josh Gross

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship suspended heavyweight Antonio Silva nine months and stripped him of a $50,000 bonus after a failed post-fight drug test following his wild five-round draw with Mark Hunt on Dec. 7.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  3. Stars aligning for Benavidez, Alpha Male

    Josh Gross

    Joseph Benavidez saw his first live UFC card inside what was then the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Two fights into his pro career, Benavidez was happy enough sitting in the nosebleeds at UFC 65, eating hotdogs and watching Georges St-Pierre ta...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Shane Del Rosario hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest

    Josh Gross

    Mixed martial artist Shane Del Rosario is fighting for his life after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at his home on Tuesday morning.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  6. Decorated Hendo chases one more title

    Josh Gross

    Dan Henderson has nothing to prove in mixed martial arts. But that won't stop him from trying. Henderson, 43, has a rematch with Vitor Belfort this Saturday in the headlining contest of UFC's event in Goiania, Brazil -- some 16 years after the Ame...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  7. Hype builds around Alvarez-Chandler III

    Josh Gross

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Bjorn Rebney has watched more mixed martial arts than anyone, so he likes to say. And in the informed judgment of Bellator MMA's CEO and founder, the pair of wars between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler are as good as any he'...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  8. Alvarez beats Chandler; regains title

    Josh Gross

    It was different yet still great. Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez renewed acquaintances Saturday in Long Beach, Calif., producing prodigious moments of mixed martial arts for the second time in two years. Unlike their epic match in 2011, whi...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  9. Michael Chandler, Eddie Alvarez make weight for Bellator lightwei...

    Josh Gross

    The anticipated championship rematch between Bellator lightweight titleholder Michael Chandler and the man he defeated to take the belt, Eddie Alvarez, became official early Friday evening when both fighters hit their mark at the Long Beach Arena.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  10. Chandler recounts first duel with Alvarez

    Josh Gross

    It has been two years since Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez conjured one of mixed martial arts' most dramatic and competitive brawls. Neither man needs reminding that Chandler choked out Alvarez, and so the Bellator lightweight title changed ha...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  11. Tito Ortiz hurt, out of Quinton Jackson fight; bout off pay-per-v...

    Josh Gross

    Bellator MMA made changes Friday after learning Tito Ortiz is unfit to fight Quinton Jackson on Nov. 2 in the main event of what was expected to be the promotion's first pay-per-view offering.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  12. Werdum plans to shock MMA world

    Josh Gross

    This time, perhaps people will take Fabricio Werdum more seriously when he steps into a cage with the universally recognized best heavyweight in mixed martial arts. Simply put, Werdum, 36, is a much more dangerous fighter against UFC heavyweight c...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  13. Melendez, Sanchez delivered as promised

    Josh Gross

    Gilbert Melendez's reaction to the news that UFC wanted him in the cage against Diego Sanchez looked something like this. A deep breath. A pause. And acceptance. "When you fight Diego, you get the chills, like, 'ooh, It's going to be messy here...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  14. Aoki starts new career at featherweight

    Josh Gross

    Thursday afternoon in Singapore, ahead of One Fighting Championship's latest card, enigmatic Shinya Aoki stepped on a scale weighing 144 pounds. This marked the first time the lanky 30-year-old Japanese star attempted to make the featherweight lim...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  15. Bellator 103 roundup: Freire earns place in Bellator featherweigh...

    Josh Gross

    Patricio "Pitbull" Freire dominated Fabricio Guerrerio on Friday to earn a place in the Bellator featherweight tournament final.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  16. Bellator 104 -- Rick Hawn earns place in welterweight tournament ...

    Josh Gross

    Rick Hawn got the best of Brent Weedman on Friday over three rounds to earn a place in the Bellator welterweight tournament final.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013