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Thoughts Turn To UFC 139 On The Round Up

Today's MMA Round up looks ahead to UFC 139.

Photo via Showtime Sports.
Photo via Showtime Sports.

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'll look at a bunch of UFC 139 related news, check in on the UFC's law suit against New York state, and take a last lingering look at last weekend's action and a look at one fighter who just couldn't keep himself out of the Penn State scandal.

First up, the lawsuit. The UFC is claiming that New York state's ban on mixed martial arts violates the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Ok.

Now let's look at UFC 139: 

Jonathan Snowden looks back at Dan Henderson's UFC 17 debut way back in the 1990's. 

- And the man Henderson will meet on Saturday, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua wants to be the first to KO Hendo:

- The bookies seem to think Hendo will be alright against Shogun and the rest of the UFC 139 betting odds.

- Former WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres is on the road back to the top. First speed bump is Nick Pace.

MMA Mania talks to UFC 139's Seth Baczynski about his bout with Matt Brown.

- Brian Bowles fights Urijah Faber at UFC 139.He tells MMA Mania all about it.

Mania also breaks down the Spike TV fights from UFC 139.

Now let's look back at UFC on Fox and Pacquiao vs. Marquez:

Can Junior dos Santos Give the UFC Heavyweight Division Stability? - Fraser Coffeen

After UFC's Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez, MMA's Heavyweight Division, Once Red Hot, Has Cooled - Nate Wilcox

Explaining the Disappointment: MMA Doesn't Always Tell a Story - David Castillo

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Floyd Finally Takes Upper Hand in Ongoing Press Battle

And here's Penn State alum Phil Davis excusing explaining away discussing Joe Paterno.