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MMA Nation Round-Up: Michael Bisping Calls For A Title Shot

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LONDON ENGLAND:  Michael Bisping of Great Britain celebrates victory against Yoshihiro Akiyama of Japan during their UFC middleweight bout at the O2 Arena in London England.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LONDON ENGLAND: Michael Bisping of Great Britain celebrates victory against Yoshihiro Akiyama of Japan during their UFC middleweight bout at the O2 Arena in London England. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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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 ask if Michael Bisping deserves a title shot, examine if would be better to lose in Bellator's tournament finals rather than become the champion, and question Chael Sonnen's place at the end of the Anderson Silva line.

- As Fedor Emelianenko prepares to battle Jeff Monson at an M-1 Global event in Russia, the legendary heavyweight spoke to local media about his recent losing streak, explaining, "God's will was different."

- Despite Dana White's reassurances that Nick Diaz won't repeat his press conference shenanigans, Head Kick Legend isn't convinced

- "The Ultimate Fighter 14" coach Michael Bisping may not be overlooking Jason "Mayhem" Miller, but he has been quite clear with his intention. He wants a title shot.

- With the return of Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky at Bellator 54 just days away, MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger gives his predictions for the big event.

- With Bellator's unreliable championship model keeping titleholders on the shelf, Leland Rolling states his case that "it doesn't pay to be a Bellator champion."

- Lyoto Machida has an air of confidence about him as the promotional gear-up for UFC 140 unfurls. See why the former champion thinks he may have cracked the Jon Jones code.

- Despite the constant brilliance, we all have to face the fact that Anderson Silva's career is winding down. Ed Soares, the manager of the pound-for-pound king, states that Silva has "around four fight left" and Chael Sonnen should be in the back of the line. 

- Joe Lauzon pulled one of the biggest upsets of the year when he dismantled Melvin Guillard in just 47 seconds at UFC 136Now Guillard's esteemed trainer Greg Jackson says "The Young Assassin" may have fallen in love with his own punching power.

- Similar to Jackson, Head Kick Legend's Chad Raynard was disappointed in Guillard short-lived performance. As he sees it, the fight was yet another continuation of Guillard's inconsistent ways.

- Take a peek at UFC lightweight contender Ben Henderson and the brand-new Dethrone commercial.

- The first look at ProElite's upcoming heavyweight grand prix was released on Thursday.

- From the refreshingly honest files, UFC 137 title challenger Carlos Condit says of his bout against Georges St. Pierre, "If it goes to a decision, I'd probably be on the losing end of the scorecards."