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  1. Bellator 102 Report Card: Cheick Kongo closes in on title shot

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross hands out grades following Bellator 102 in his Report Card.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  2. Faber: My motivation to fight is still there

    Josh Gross

    Urijah Faber is in line to win his third straight fight Saturday in Boston. Five years have lapsed since the 34-year-old "California Kid" stitched together more than two victories. Those were the heady days of Faber's World Extreme Cagefighting champ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  3. Spong blessed with great athleticism

    Josh Gross

    BURBANK, Calif. -- Tyrone Spong stands with a presence. He fights with one, too. A legit 6-foot-2, Spong's height is aided by good posture. The well-proportioned 27-year-old Surinamese-Dutchman has made good use of his frame, and is reputed to be ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  4. Bendo: 'It's going to be a fun night for me'

    Josh Gross

    It's been a couple of years since Benson Henderson and his trainer, John Crouch, watched their 2010 WEC title loss to Anthony Pettis. Henderson doesn't get "too tape happy" to begin with. He'll watch a fight once to find a feel for his opponent an...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  5. Cain treads with caution for 'Bigfoot' fight

    Josh Gross

    For the second time in his career, 30-year-old Cain Velasquez heads into a fight widely regarded as mixed martial arts' top-ranked heavyweight. After experiencing a similarly lofty status at the end of 2011, Velasquez went down when Brazilian slu...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  6. Mark Coleman officially retires from MMA

    Josh Gross

    Just over two years since his last fight, Mark "The Hammer" Coleman officially retired from mixed martial arts this week. The 48-year-old mixed-style pioneer, a brutal force when he was at his best, will be remembered as one of the most influential h...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  7. UFC 155 Report Card: Aggression key to Cain Velasquez's success

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 155 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  8. Who can give Henderson a good fight?

    Josh Gross

    Nate Diaz not only failed in his attempt to dethrone Benson Henderson Saturday night in Seattle, he went out with a whimper. Where was the fight? It's a question worth considering of a mixed martial artist possessing the 27-year-old Californian...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  9. Penn returns with something left to prove

    Josh Gross

    Along the way, BJ Penn committed himself to doing only what he wanted. If it wasn't fun, it wasn't worth his time. To the delight of many people over the past 11 years, that sometimes meant walking into a cage to fight. So the 33-year-old forme...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  10. Bellator stars gain from more exposure

    Josh Gross

    LOS ANGELES -- Two years ago, Michael Chandler was in the early stages of a transition that took him from collegiate wrestler at the University of Missouri to professional mixed martial artist. After three fights, the aggressive lightweight had done ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  11. Nevada regulators -- Alistair Overeem paid in full for Brock Lesn...

    Josh Gross

    Alistair Overeem has been paid in full for his UFC 141 fight on Friday against Brock Lesnar.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  12. Alistair Overeem's former manager files suit for breach of contra...

    Josh Gross

    Knock Out Investments, better known as Dutch fight management firm Golden Glory, filed a lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, Thursday alleging Alistair Overeem breached the terms of a five-year contract with the group that runs through July 2012.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  13. Alistair Overeem passes drug test for UFC bout vs. Brock Lesnar

    Josh Gross

    Alistair Overeem is a step closer to ensuring his fight versus Brock Lesnar on Dec. 30 will take place as scheduled.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  14. UFC 139/M-1/Bellator 58 grades

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 139/M-1/Bellator 58 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  15. Santiago sets the bar high in UFC return

    Josh Gross

    Jorge Santiago may have been in the best fight you never saw. If you're one of the lucky ones who caught Santiago's five-round gut-wrenching emotional wreck of a win against Kazuo Misaki in August, you know the deal. If not, the 30-year-old middle...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  16. Brain hemorrhage forces Brian Foster out of UFC 129 bout with Sea...

    Josh Gross

    Welterweight Brian Foster is out of his UFC 129 fight against Sean Pierson on April 30 because of a brain hemorrhage, the 27-year-old fighter announced Tuesday through his Twitter account.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2011