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MMA Nation Round-Up: Frankie Edgar And The New York Jets

MMA Nation rounds up the latest news from the UFC and the world of mixed martial arts.

NEW YORK NY:  Frankie Edgar UFC lightweight champion speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY: Frankie Edgar UFC lightweight champion speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/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. This morning we look at the effect of Frankie Edgar on the New York Jets and ask if there will be an unforeseen side effect of the UFC's increase to 34 shows in 2012. Plus a trailer that's promised to rekindle the Pride fan buried deep within you.

- Dan Henderson is making no qualms about his gameplan for Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 139He plans on putting him to sleep.

- ProElite is considering Jennifer Swift as their newest ring girl. Does she have what it takes?

- The king of heart himself -- UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar -- has an unexpected fan. Facing a three-game skid, New York Jets head coach Ryan Ryan brought the perennial underdog into the locker room to deliver his team some much-needed inspiration.

- Just in case you were wondering, Bobby Lashley's acting career is off to a fantastic start.  

Gals Guide To MMA sat down with up-and-comer fighter Erin McDougall for an exclusive interview.

- With the UFC upping the ante to 34 shows in 2012, will the media be able to keep up? MMA Nation Editor-in-Chief Luke Thomas examines the question.

- Fresh off a comeback win against Mikhail ZayatsVinny Magalhaes is more than ready to give up his M-1 light heavyweight belt for another shot in the UFC.

MMA historian extraordinaire Jonathan Snowden reviews the UFC's newest compendium, "The UFC Encyclopedia."

- Gals Guide To MMA gives you the week in MMA beefs in the latest edition of You Mad?

- Anthony Pettis wants a title shot. Well, what better way to get one than challenging the man who just defeated the supposed number-one contender?

- The days of the "invincible Lyoto Machida" are gone, according to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

- Finally, we leave you with a fantastic UFC 139 preview that's guaranteed relight that old Pride fire for mixed martial arts fans.