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  1. UFC 165 Report Card: Was Jon Jones versus Alexander Gustafsson th...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross hands out grades following UFC 165.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  2. Move to US paying off for Team Gustafsson

    Josh Gross

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Alexander Gustafsson and his team have no problem praising Jon Jones. They have no problem declaring that they'll beat the UFC champion, either. Something special likely needs to happen for the 26-year-old Swede to topple...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  3. Teixeira living up to his reputation

    Josh Gross

    Glover Teixeira's quest to the UFC light heavyweight championship has taken on a predatory tone. That's why the 33-year-old Brazilian will pay a visit to Toronto the night of Sept. 21. Since debuting in the UFC a year ago in May 2012, Teixeira ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. UFC 159 Report Card: Newark fights not for the faint of heart

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 159 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Machida could get another shot at Jones

    Josh Gross

    I didn't see much from Lyoto Machida on Saturday that makes me think he'll fair better a second time around against Jon Jones. Presuming Jones beats Chael Sonnen in April, that fight is up next at 205, UFC president Dana White said following Saturd...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  7. Five thoughts on Jones-Sonnen

    Josh Gross

    No such thing as quiet week in mixed martial arts. Here are five thoughts related to Jon Jones-Chael Sonnen and "The Ultimate Fighter": I don't like the fight Hey, judging by fans on Twitter, I'm not the only one. True enough, some people view...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Assessing risk/reward of UFC 153, beyond

    Josh Gross

    Putting on fights people want to see sounds easy enough. Mostly because Zuffa has done its job so well as a promoter of mixed martial arts the past decade that the concept of the fight game as a risky proposition (i.e., gamble) was basically forgotte...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  12. Henderson reflects on life after the fallout

    Josh Gross

    A domino effect of difficult decisions shelved one of the most anticipated fights of 2012. This we know. And although much of the fallout from last week's tumult focused on Zuffa's unprecedented cancellation of UFC 151 and Jon Jones' controversial op...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  13. The winners and losers from the fallout

    Josh Gross

    During 12-plus years covering mixed martial arts, I've never seen a day like Aug. 23. This is the timeline: Right around 12:30 p.m. ET, the UFC announced president Dana White would host a conference call an hour-and-a-half later to address t...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  14. Jones: The face of anti-doping campaign?

    Josh Gross

    In a world defined by Jon Jones, he wouldn't have been asked to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against Dan Henderson. Well, I presume not because in the absence of regularly injecting steroids (i.e. approved testosterone replacement therap...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  15. Zuffa's last-second tourney gamble pays off

    Josh Gross

    It was thrown together at the last minute. At first blush, it came off like a ploy to drum up interest in a card that probably needed it. Technically it wasn't even a level playing field considering one fight was scheduled for three rounds; the other...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  16. Three-way (OK, maybe four) race to Jones

    Josh Gross

    LOS ANGELES -- Talk heading into Saturday night's UFC is understandably focused on the four title-shot ready light heavyweights Dana White tabbed this week as potential opponents for Jon Jones or Dan Henderson. Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida, Ryan Ba...

    Blog | August 03, 2012