GPB – News and Notes

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor

Jose Aldo (left) poses with Dana White and Conor McGregor in the buildup to UFC 189. (

An abridged version of Gross Point Blank hit all the big news in the MMA world as it was on Wednesday. No guests this week, so Josh Gross and TJ DeSantis chat for half an hour on Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s impressive 115-lb. UFC title defense in Berlin over Jessica Penne; the fallout from Kimbo Slice’s stoppage of Ken Shamrock; reports that Jose Aldo is out of his July 11 contest with Conor McGregor; options for the UFC to keep McGregor on the card; and this weekend’s fights, including an interesting middleweight contest between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero.