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  1. Werdum plans to shock MMA world

    Josh Gross

    This time, perhaps people will take Fabricio Werdum more seriously when he steps into a cage with the universally recognized best heavyweight in mixed martial arts. Simply put, Werdum, 36, is a much more dangerous fighter against UFC heavyweight c...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. UFC 166 Report Card: Let's put the brakes on "best ever" talk fol...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross hands out grades following UFC 166.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  3. How will Aldo fare as Brazil's flag bearer?

    Josh Gross

    There was a stretch, not so long ago, when Brazilian fighters appeared on their way to ruling the UFC championship roost. Junior dos Santos held the heavyweight belt. Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua did their thing at light heavyweight. Anderson ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. UFC 161 Report Card: Nelson flops, UFC 161 delivers, more

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 161 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  5. UFC 160 roundup: Cain Velasquez pummels Antonio Silva to defend h...

    Josh Gross

    Cain Velasquez needed under a round to grind down Antonio Silva and defend his heavyweight title at UFC 160.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  6. Notes & nuggets: Curse of 159 strikes again

    Josh Gross

    UFC 159 karma, you did it again. Pat Healy revealed Tuesday he was popped for pot after dismantling Jim Miller in Newark a couple weeks ago. So the one guy who appeared unharmed -- better yet, better off -- following the weirdest Zuffa event since...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. UFC 160 Report Card: Enticing title bouts loom on heels of UFC 16...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 160 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  8. UFC 155 more of a mulligan than a rematch

    Josh Gross

    Facts exist that make the upcoming statement sort of ridiculous. Nonetheless, this is the prevailing feeling as Junior dos Santos readies himself to fight Cain Velasquez on Saturday night. Even though the heavyweights headlined UFC's debut on Fox ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. JDS requests blood test for Overeem bout

    Josh Gross

    If Alistair Overeem receives another opportunity to challenge for the UFC heavyweight title and the belt remains around the waist of Junior dos Santos, the title shot will come with a request. "I would like him to do a test -- a blood test," dos S...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Who has potential to unseat dos Santos?

    Josh Gross

    Invariably one question echoes following a big fight night, when the shelf life for quality performances is on par with freckled organic bananas. Who's next? Having wrapped his first UFC heavyweight title defense in style, Junior dos Santos is...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  12. 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
  13. How would Josh Barnett fare in the UFC?

    Josh Gross

    Alistair Overeem hasn't spoken publicly since news broke Wednesday that he tested positive for an increased testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. He probably doesn't have to for Josh Barnett to understand what the 31-year-old Dutch heavyweight is fe...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  14. Overeem has a whole lot of explaining to do

    Josh Gross

    On March 27, following a news conference in Las Vegas hyping UFC 146, half a dozen fighters were subjected to unannounced tests for drugs of abuse and, more to the point, the performance-enhancing variety. Five of the six -- UFC champion Junior do...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  15. Dos Santos faces grappling challenges

    Josh Gross

    The degree to which Junior dos Santos will own the heavyweight division is traced directly to this: Can he, when pressed to do so, fight on the floor? He says he can. People who have trained with the new UFC champion say the same. We just haven't ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  16. UFC on Fox Report Card

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC on Fox fighters.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011