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  1. UFC 163 Report Card: As champion, Jose Aldo playing it safer

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 163 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Bellator fails to deliver in summer opener

    Josh Gross

    News stories following Bellator MMA's first event of the summer will focus rightly on Muhammed Lawal's vicious knockout of Seth Petruzelli and Renato "Babalu" Sobral's retirement. And for that, Bellator and Spike TV should be grateful. Because ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. News and notes: Hit the brakes on Hall

    Josh Gross

    There it goes, picking up steam. The Uriah Hall bandwagon, ladies and gents, is in full effect. Dana White has touted Hall, who fights Kelvin Gastelum this Saturday in Las Vegas for "The Ultimate Fighter 17" crown, as the meanest, toughest, bestes...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  5. Aldo-Edgar, HOF cred, and what to watch

    Josh Gross

    Here are five things about the week in mixed martial arts that stand out to me. Aldo-Edgar back on Reaction was muted on the news that Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar were signed to fight Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas. The featherweight title fight h...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  6. Aldo's 'luck' is everyone else's pain

    Josh Gross

    September hasn't been kind to Jose Aldo, but things could be worse. On the first of the month, a day after agreeing to fight Frankie Edgar in Rio de Janeiro, the UFC featherweight champion suffered scrapes and a swollen right foot when the motorcy...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  7. Time to make room for Frankie Edgar at 145

    Josh Gross

    Can it be? Frankie Edgar to featherweight? This was a long time coming, of course, and though the move isn't 100 percent complete, Edgar and his camp have noticeably transitioned from "lightweight or bust" to "yeah, sure, 145 ... hey, maybe 135, ...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo to defend his belt against Erik ...

    Josh Gross

    A verbal agreement is in place for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo to defend his belt against Erik Koch, Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro. The fight will headline UFC 153 at the HSBC Arena.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  10. Words of wisdom: Don't do the Hioki

    Josh Gross

    Hatsu Hioki didn't think he was ready for Jose Aldo, and now he knows he wasn't. In April, the highest-ranked Japanese fighter in mixed martial arts turned down a shot to fight for Aldo's UFC featherweight title. He was 2-0 in the UFC, looking bet...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  11. Jung-Poirier a reminder to smell the roses

    Josh Gross

    Writing about mixed martial arts, it's sometimes easy to come off like a hagiographer. This little engine that could, surviving, thriving, making it to the top of mountain and all that. There are days -- unfortunately more and more frequent -- ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. A fight for a title is only fair for Frankie

    Josh Gross

    Frankie Edgar posed the question. "I'm not trying to shoot anybody out of anything they deserve, but I had to do two immediate rematches," the now former UFC lightweight champion said after dropping a unanimous decision to Benson Henderson. "Wh...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  15. UFC 142: Next wave of Brazilian talent showcased

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 142 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  16. UFC 136 Report Card

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 136 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2011