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  1. Mexican heritage a big influence on trainer Eric Del Fierro

    Josh Gross

    MMA trainer Eric Del Fierro is proud of his Mexican heritage.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  2. Cruz shows patience, progress in recovery

    Josh Gross

    An anniversary Dominick Cruz wouldn't wish to celebrate is fast approaching. Oct. 1 will mark two years since the UFC bantamweight champion was healthy enough to defend his belt in the Octagon. That's 24 months of prime real estate for a world-cla...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  3. Injured Cruz keeping close eye on division

    Josh Gross

    Tuesday morning was sparring time at Alliance MMA in Chula Vista, Calif., prompting Dominick Cruz to tweet that he felt ready. "[Too] bad I can only watch," he lamented. With the UFC bantamweight champion a couple weeks away from being cleared ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  4. Benavidez, Johnson poised to make history

    Josh Gross

    Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson are so very similar that it just makes sense they'll meet this Saturday at UFC 152 in Toronto for the opportunity to become the organization's first flyweight champion. "They both have a championship spirit,...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  5. Barao not in Aldo's league just yet

    Josh Gross

    It's an easy (and perhaps unfair) comparison. Renan Barao, like Jose Aldo, is 25 and seemingly full of talent. They fight out of the same camp (Nova Uniao). Each of their impressive ledgers are marked by just one loss. Now they both hold UFC belts...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  6. Forget the belt; Faber, Barao battle for Cruz

    Josh Gross

    Urijah Faber is a respected former mixed martial arts champion. For a time, he deserved to be thought of as the world's best featherweight. If anyone appreciates the sacrifices and rewards associated with wearing a title belt, it's "The California Ki...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Quick hits: Faber, Koch and ratings

    Josh Gross

    If your first thought after learning that Dominick Cruz tore an anterior cruciate ligament was anything like mine, then you've wondered whether or not a fighter who made his name off speed and movement is in danger of stumbling back to the pack. I...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  8. Justice is served for Frankie Edgar

    Josh Gross

    The conversation started in Saitama, Japan, where Frankie Edgar wondered, "What's right?" Tuesday in New York, Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White brought Edgar and his manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz, an answer. Edgar would get what he wanted, a rematch s...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. McCall seeks great heights at flyweight

    Josh Gross

    Ian McCall stood inside a Whole Foods last week and listened to some guy tell him he didn't matter. That's a lot to stomach -- no matter who you are. "I just don't really like the lighter weight classes," McCall was informed. "You guys are just bo...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  10. Dominick Cruz to to have right hand repaired

    Josh Gross

    UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz ignored the pain, clenched his right hand, and fought for 25 minutes Saturday night. The result: his fourth consecutive title defense and a badly damaged hand that requires surgery.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  11. UFC Live 6 Report Card

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC Live 6 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  12. UFC 132 report card: Mixed bag of grades

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 132 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2011
  13. Time heals no wounds between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber

    Josh Gross

    Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz recount the history of their simmering beef and prove time doesn't heal all wounds

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  14. 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
  15. WEC 53: Five things to take away from WEC 53

    Josh Gross

    Here are five things to take away from WEC 53.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2010
  16. WEC 53: Dominick Cruz won't be still or silent for Scott Jorgense...

    Josh Gross

    With the WEC bantamweight belt on his waist and a shot at the UFC's first 135-pound title, Dominick Cruz has plenty to talk about heading into Thursday's WEC 53. For Scott Jorgensen, they're all fighting words.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010