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MMA Nation Round-Up: Anderson Silva's Dance With Justin Bieber

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 the surprise title fight between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida, then look forward as UFC 136 fast approaches. Oh yes, and Anderson Silva dances with Justin Bieber.

- Thursday's shocker was the news that Lyoto Machida would fight Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 140After the news, Machida simply stated, "Nobody is invincible." 

- Still, the question remains, does Machida deserve the next shot at Jones? MMA Nation's Jonathan Snowden says no.

- As expected, immediately following the announcement Vegas pinned Jones as a massive favorite

- On a different note, what liquid do you believe athletes should drink before competition? If you said water, you might just be wrong.

- As his big fight with Mevin Guillard nears, Joe Lauzon released the first edition of his video blog.

- Dallas Winston continued his UFC 136 break down, this time tackling Lauzon vs. Guillard and Garcia vs. Phan.

- Rarely does one card have a momentous impact on a single division, but, as David Castillo explains, UFC 136 might just be the exception.

- Gray Maynard is a man of few words. So you'd best believe him when he says he's still livid with the decision at UFC 125.

- It's bizarre to say, but somehow Chael Sonnen seems to be overlooked as the UFC 136 hype-train races towards the station. Leland Rolling examines just how exactly that could have happened.

- Of course, Sonnen still has some choice words for his pal Anderson Silva"Tell Anderson Silva I'm coming over... patting his little lady on the ass and I'm telling her to make me a steak, medium-rare, just how I like it."

- Count that last one as Chael Sonnen just being Chael Sonnen. Besides, with all the ruckus he causes, Sonnen might just earn himself a new nickname.

- Moving on, it's been a tough road for UFC 136 co-headliner Jose Aldo. The featherweight champ explained his journey and the struggles he had to overcome as he trekked from Manaus, Brazil to the UFC crown.

- And of course, here's your obligatory 'Anderson Silva dancing with Justin Bieber' video.