Josh Gross is the special guest on this episode of The Fight Business Podcast with Patrick Auger and Michael Fiedel.
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Gross, a renowned MMA journalist, joins the podcast to talk about a variety of topics including the tremendous 2020 MMA Fighter Survey that was recently completed by The Athletic’s MMA team. Gross and others combined to survey 170 fighters from around the world and asked important questions regarding fighter pay, injuries, fighter rights, regulation, and recovery.
During the podcast, Gross shares that he was surprised by the number of athletes that mentioned concerns about potential brain degeneration caused by repeated head trauma. As secretary of the MMA Journalists Association (MMAJA), Gross is uniquely positioned to share interesting insights regarding the state of MMA journalism.
Having recently departed from The Athletic, Gross also looks ahead to his next opportunity in the industry.
Patrick is a consultant turned journalist who loves the fight game and everything to do with it. Focusing on the politics, business, and general state of MMA are his mainstays, though he'll dabble in analysis and best bets when he can. He also enjoys football, basketball, baseball, and great jokes in general so feel free to reach out and berate him on social media whenever you disagree with him.