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Gross Point Blank with Josh Gross

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Josh Gross engages with newsmakers in mixed martial arts and offers his thoughts on the sport in and out of the cage.

Josh Gross engages with newsmakers in mixed martial arts and offers his thoughts on the sport in and out of the cage.
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Josh Gross engages with newsmakers in mixed martial arts and offers his thoughts on the sport in and out of the cage.




PFL’s Kayla Harrison Joins the Show and Previewing a Jam-Packed December MMA Schedule

Kayla Harrison joins the show and discusses her upcoming PFL Lightweight championship fight against Larissa Pacheco with $1 million on the line, getting more and more comfortable in her evolution from judoka to mixed martial artist, being bummed, but not surprised, that Cris Cyborg signed with Bellator, overcoming her past sexual abuse, her book, “Fighting Back”, and much more. Plus, Josh discusses recently announced fights including Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone, Khabib vs. Tony...


The 2010s: Assessing the Third Decade of Mixed Martial Arts

Josh takes a look back at the third decade of modern mixed martial arts and explores how this past ten years stacks up against the previous twenty, including the most significant events, fights, and fighters that have shaped the current era of the sport. Plus, Josh gives his thoughts on The Athletic MMA’s collective all-decade team selections. Save 40% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by going to


Dominick Reyes Knows He’ll Beat Jon Jones

Dominick Reyes joins the show and talks about his UFC 247 headlining fight against Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight title, being the best version of himself on fight night, this being the plan since 2013, handling the pressure of the moment, Jon as the ultimate test, and much more. Subscribe to The Athletic now and get 40% off when you visit


King Mo Lawal Joins the Show and Assessing Ben Askren’s Career

King Mo Lawal joins the show and talks about his life after fighting, having the chance to live the American dream throughout his career, getting a chance to explore many cultures, including meeting Khabib Nurmagomedov in Dagestan, and much more. Plus, Josh looks back at Ben Askren’s career and talks about the former champ’s legacy in the wake of his retirement from MMA. Get 40% of annual subscription to The Athletic when you visit


Urijah Faber and Patrick Mix Join the Show, and UFC Sao Paulo: Błachowicz vs. Jacare Preview

Josh is joined by “The California Kid” Urijah Faber to discuss how challenging it was to resume his MMA career after he stepped away in 2016, his storybook return to the Octagon against Ricky Simon in July, his upcoming UFC 245 fight vs. rising contender Petr Yan, Cody Garbrandt’s status with Team Alpha Male, and much more. Then, undefeated Bellator prospect Patrick Mix calls in and talks about his eleven straight wins to start his career, including his most recent victory against Isaiah...


At Home with Randy Couture, UFC 244 Recap, BMF Tournament, and more

Josh sits down with UFC Hall of Famer, Randy “The Natural” Couture exactly two weeks after he suffered a heart attack to discuss how he’s feeling now, thoughts on the BMF title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, USADA’s role in the UFC, The Rock, Trump, and much more. Plus, Josh’s thoughts on UFC 244, including the doctor who stopped the fight getting death threats, President Trump’s attendance at the event, and putting his involvement in the early days of the sport into proper...


OG BMF Tank Abbott Joins the Show, UFC 244 Breakdown, and USADA Anti-Doping Policy Changes

Josh is joined by MMA legend and original BMF, Tank Abbott, to discuss the idea of a BMF title, whether Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal would fit into the old school tournament-style events or not, discovering the UFC in a Playboy Magazine ad, the toughest guy he fought in his career, and much more. Plus, Josh gives some interesting details about the changes USADA is making to its anti-doping policy, and why Nate Diaz might not have had as much to do with them as people think. And, Josh gives...


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