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  1. UFC Fight Night 33 Report Card -- Another "best ever" candidate?

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross hands out grades following UFC Fight Night 33 in his Report Card.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  2. UFC Fight Night 26 Report Card: Boston card delivers on all front...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC Fight Night 26 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 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. Hendo hoping to seize the moment

    Josh Gross

    Dan Henderson's past two fights in the Octagon couldn't have been any more different. If Saturday's UFC 161 main event effort against Rashad Evans in Winnipeg manages to find the happy middle between Henderson's classic with Mauricio Rua and subse...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Breaking news makes for packed August

    Josh Gross

    If you like fights, Tuesday was a head spinner. I opened my podcast this week discussing the quality mixed martial arts on tap for June. Forget that. With all the bouts now announced, August is officially out of control. UFC will pull four events,...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Latifi will fight Mousasi; life will go on

    Josh Gross

    It's easy to believe some mixed martial arts fans think of fighters a lot like racing fans regard the cars. Just listen to them. Lacerated under an eyebrow less than two weeks before a major fight? No big deal, Alexander Gustafsson. Head to the...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Winnipeg's gain; Jones-Silva most coveted

    Josh Gross

    Winnipeg, hello. For the first time, UFC announced Tuesday, it will roll into the Canadian province of Manitoba, bringing all the makings of a quality card. On Wednesday ESPN.com reported that interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will fig...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  9. UFC on Fox 5 Report Card: More questions than answers after Satur...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC on Fox 5 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  10. 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
  11. UFC on Fox 4 Report Card: Fourth time the charm for UFC on Fox

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC on Fox 4 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Mauricio Rua, Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida, Ryan Bader all make we...

    Josh Gross

    Mauricio Rua, Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader -- otherwise known as the quartet of UFC light heavyweights vying to determine the next No. 1 contender at 205 pounds -- all made weight with ease Friday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Notes and nuggets from Los Angeles

    Josh Gross

    LOS ANGELES -- By all accounts, even that of the pleasant man translating for Mauricio Rua during Wednesday's UFC on FOX open workouts, the last time the great Brazilian light heavyweight fought, it was downright brutal. Rua's unforgettable contes...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  16. Is best part in 'Rampage' saga still to come?

    Josh Gross

    Quinton Jackson and I weren't supposed to share a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, but circumstances demanded it. He was headed to Japan for the first time; this trip was my fourth. Jackson was nothing if not curious, which is among the many thi...

    Blog | March 14, 2012