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MMA Nation Round-Up: Jose Aldo's Shocking Weight Cut

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MMA Nation Round-Up provides you with daily coverage of the latest in news, multimedia, and analysis throughout the world of combat sports. Today we break down UFC on Versus 6 from every angle, preview next week's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter," and watch as UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo goes through the weight cut from hell.

- Friday was a busy day for mixed martial arts, so just in case you missed it MMA Nation has comprehensive coverage of the UFC 136 conference call and the UFC on Versus 6 weigh-ins.

Fraser Coffeen breaks down the stand-up games of UFC on Versus 6 headliners, Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson.

- Pat Barry has become an Octagon favorite for his fan-friendly style and endearing personality, but is that enough to keep him employed? Chad Raynard explains why Saturday might be Barry's last stand.

The Bloody Elbow crew submitted their predictions for UFC on Versus 6.

David Castillo breaks down the the success of Dominick Cruz's style in this fantastic piece. His question: Is there a scientific reasoning behind Cruz's elusiveness?

- Breaking away from Saturday's event, be sure to check out all the movers and shakers on the latest SB Nation/USA Today fighter rankings

Shooto 183-pound champion Siyar Bahadurzada is the UFC's newest addition to the welterweight division.

- Ever since Matt Hughes' loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 135, the mixed martial arts community has been caught in a period of reflection regarding the legendary welterweight's career. Jonathan Snowden kicked things off with his ten-part series of Hughes' greatest moments, and Adam Guillen kept things rolling with his analysis of the Hall of Famer's legacy

- Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham was pulled over in Berlin for speeding. And by speeding, we mean breaking the land speed record on Berlin highways.

- The UFC released it's first preview for next week's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 14." 

 

- Lastly, Friday morning the UFC released a starling video of bantamweight champion Jose Aldo cutting a massive amount of weight for his title bout at UFC 129. It was subsequently taken down by the promotion, but several mirrors quickly popped up.