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  1. Winding roads lead to Barnett-Mir duel

    Josh Gross

    Sitting inside his suite at the MGM Grand the morning after stopping Randy Couture to become the youngest heavyweight champion in UFC history, anything seemed possible for Josh Barnett. "I hope in passing the torch to Josh he will represent the sp...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. No time to waste Jones in frivolous fights

    Josh Gross

    The reality show is wrapped. The spring break title defense against Chael Sonnen is in the books. It's time, is it not, for Jon Jones to get back to business? The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion spun his wheels over the last seven mo...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  3. Jon Jones to defend UFC belt vs. Chael Sonnen on April 27

    Josh Gross

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his belt against recent middleweight convert Chael Sonnen on April 27.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  4. Time will tell how far Jon Jones goes

    Josh Gross

    In all sorts of ways, Jon Jones has grown up in front of us the last two years. And considering the UFC light heavyweight champion is just 25, there will be plenty of blooming left to do. That said, if the trajectory of 2011 and 2012 holds an indi...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  5. Quick thoughts ahead of UFC 152

    Josh Gross

    With Jon Jones anticipating confusion because of the dehydration and hunger that stem from weight-cutting, it made him wonder what kind of conversation he'll share Friday with UFC president Dana White. That's when the UFC light heavyweight champion s...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  6. Heavyweight Frank Mir applied for and received therapeutic use ex...

    Josh Gross

    Heavyweight Frank Mir applied for and received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy prior to his May 26 bout in Las Vegas against UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  7. Jon Jones pleads guilty to DWI, will be sentenced June 19

    Josh Gross

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Binghamton City Court to one misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  8. UFC 146: Hot potato nature of UFC heavyweight title

    Josh Gross

    Winning the heavyweight belt proved to be a cakewalk for Junior dos Santos. Now for the historically hard part: defending the title.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  9. UFC champion Jon Jones arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

    Josh Gross

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested early Saturday morning in Binghamton, N.Y., on suspicion of drunken driving.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  10. Jones keys in on tactics, not contempt

    Josh Gross

    You'd guess by now Jon Jones knows everything he could wish to know about Rashad Evans. Not so. There's never enough intel -- not for Jones, especially when he's days away from a fight the UFC light heavyweight champion has pondered over for fa...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  11. Mo Lawal: 'I'm all about training hard'

    Josh Gross

    The validity of Muhammed Lawal's mixed martial arts monarchy was tested this week. On Tuesday, the 31-year-old former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion learned a urinalysis administered by Nevada State Athletic Commission returned positive fo...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  12. ESPN.com MMA awards for 2011

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross dishes out awards for 2011.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  13. Evans' replacement makes sense and cents

    Josh Gross

    Lucky us; Jon Jones is in a fighting mood. The youthful UFC light heavyweight champion said "yes" to a bout against Rashad Evans on Dec. 10 in Toronto but he won't get his heated rival. Not yet. Evans had to back out Thursday after learning he nee...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  14. UFC Live 6 Report Card

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC Live 6 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  15. Alistair Overeem in 'negotiation period' with Zuffa LLC, not rele...

    Josh Gross

    Despite exercising its right to terminate the final fight on Alistair Overeem's contract, Forza LLC, which operates Strikeforce and is a subsidiary of UFC's parent company, Zuffa LLC, has not released the Strikeforce heavyweight champion.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  16. Cole Konrad-Paul Buentello bout taken off Bellator 42 card

    Josh Gross

    A scheduled fight between Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad and veteran Paul Buentello is no long on the Bellator 42 card, the organization confirmed Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011