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  1. Decorated Hendo chases one more title

    Josh Gross

    Dan Henderson has nothing to prove in mixed martial arts. But that won't stop him from trying. Henderson, 43, has a rematch with Vitor Belfort this Saturday in the headlining contest of UFC's event in Goiania, Brazil -- some 16 years after the Ame...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  2. 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
  3. History hardly on Tyson Fury's side

    Josh Gross

    Taken at face value, Tyson Fury's challenge of Cain Velasquez is pointless because we already know the result. Still, even if the callout is self-serving, even if it's designed to drum up interest and a payday, you have to admit there's something ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  4. 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
  5. TRT saga rages on; Couture debacle, more

    Josh Gross

    A month ago, prior to knocking out Michael Bisping in Brazil, Vitor Belfort was asked a direct question by ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto: Had the 34-year-old Brazilian ever applied for or considered using testosterone replacement therapy? Belfort ramb...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  6. For Spike TV's Randy Couture, no 'going back' to UFC partnership

    Josh Gross

    Retired mixed martial arts icon Randy Couture is eager to move onto the next stage of his career, despite believing a multi-year creative partnership with Spike TV signifies his "death sentence" with the UFC.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Best American? Henderson stands alone

    Josh Gross

    Speaking from experience, it's easy to appear foolish when analyzing mixed martial arts. Sport in general lends itself to the unpredictable, but there is, it seems, based on what I've come to know about MMA over the last 18 years, a special place res...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  9. Upcoming mixed martial arts schedule

    Josh Gross

    MMA schedule for 2011.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  10. Former NFLer tackling toughest hurdle yet

    Josh Gross

    Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione have not stepped in the Octagon since June 26, when each won in Pittsburgh. Mitrione waltzed through a sloppy Christian Morecraft, an unremarkable tough guy, before punching out a finish in the second ro...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  11. UFC 129: A mixed bag of grades

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 129 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  12. Randy Couture: April 30 bout likely to be 'my last fight'

    Josh Gross

    Win, lose or draw, UFC legend Randy "The Natural" Couture expects his fight versus Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 on April 30 to be the final time he steps into the Octagon.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2011
  13. Randy Couture says he's not retiring from MMA yet

    Josh Gross

    Though it seemed Randy Couture had announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in 140 characters or less, the 47-year-old former UFC champion clarified to ESPN.com that he has no intention at this time of hanging up his gloves.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  14. 'Disenchanted' Couture resigns from UFC

    Josh Gross

    UFC heavyweight champion Randy "The Natural" Couture walked out on his UFC contract on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2007
  15. Couture defeats Gonzaga to retain heavyweight championship at UFC...

    Josh Gross

    Randy Couture defeated Gabriel Gonzaga by a third-round TKO to retain his heavyweight championship at UFC 74 on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Arena.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2007