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MMA Nation Round-Up: Cruzin' Past The Little Guys

A look back at the MMA news for Sunday, October 2, 2011 featuring a look back at UFC Live 6: Cruz vs. Johnson, a look ahead to UFC 136 and lots of news from Dana White.

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 look back at UFC Live 6: Cruz vs. Johnson (aka UFC on Versus 6 and Done). We won't be dwelling on the Kurt Angle vs. Kimbo Slice story. The biggest talking points after the fights had to do with:

- UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and whether or not he'll ever be popular with fans (Jonathan Snowden and Leland Roling take one side, David Castillo and Luke Thomas the other).

- If you're looking to relive that five round wonder of a bantamweight title fight, Brian Hemminger at MMA Mania has everything you need, with animated gifs! and if you need to see video HL from UFC on Versus 6 we got that too.

- And it wasn't easy for champ Cruz to retain the belt with a broken hand!

- How bout that co-main event between Struve and Barry?

- Matt Roth tells us who the biggest winners and losers were and what Fights to Make After the Fights Last Night

- Bloody Elbow's Mike Fagan takes A Look at Mario Yamasaki's Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman Stoppage and Sergio Hernandez piles on the refs too.

- a fun photogallery of all the UFC Live 6 action

- Matt Wiman dissects his win over Mac Danzig (Video) and Shane Roller talks his loss to T.J. Grant.

Of course after any UFC event, the biggest news often just comes from putting a microphone in front of UFC President Dana White:

- Dana White Says Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez Is Heading to the UFC Soon

- Flyweights Coming Next Year Says White

- Pat Barrywill not get cut after loss at UFC on Versus 6

- Dana White was going to put Kurt Angle on Ultimate Fighter season 10 but he didn't pass medicals

Looking ahead to next Saturday's UFC 136 we've got:

- UFC 136 Fight Card: Edgar vs. Maynard III

- History in the Making: Frankie Edgar welcomes Mark Bocek to the Octagon at UFC 73 - Sergio Hernandez, MMAmania.com

- Jose Aldo is going to push the pace and finish Kenny Florian (Video)

- UFC 136: Chael Sonnen's Next In Line - Chad Raynard, Head Kick Legend