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'Jacare' Souza Is Growing Impatient On The Round-Up

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

Jacare Souza celebrates victory inside the Strikeforce cage. (Photo via the Associated Press)
Jacare Souza celebrates victory inside the Strikeforce cage. (Photo via the Associated Press)

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 continue to preview Saturday's TUF 14 finale, before moving ahead to a disgruntled Strikeforce employee and Michael Bisping's complete disregard for spoiler warnings.

- With The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale just days away, MMA Mania previewed the night's main event, Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller"This fight has potential to be terrific, but there's also a huge possibility of a letdown."

- Bisping, of course, doesn't care about analysis. He already knows what's going to happen: "Six of my last seven opponents went to the hospital, and Jason Miller's going to be no different."

-  On a different note, step back in time to 2003 as a 26-year-old Stephan Bonnar takes on a 25-year-old Lyoto Machida at Jungle Fight 1. (HT: Bloody Elbow)

- Ben Thapa demonstrates what went wrong during Kid Yamamoto's loss to Darren Uyenoyama in today's edition of Judo Chop. 

- Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and newly-minted welterweight Yoshihiro Akiyama squared off earlier this week at the UFC 144 press conference in Japan. (via @UFC)

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- Bloody Elbow breaks down Matt Brown's scissors sweep of Seth Baczynski at UFC 139 in Tuesday's afternoon's Judo Chop.

- It's been over two months since Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza lost his Strikeforce middleweight title, yet the Brazilian still has no idea what's next in store. Needless to say, he's not happy about it.

Still waiting on @Strikeforce to decide when i will fight again, they always keep on the side waiting for too long.
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- UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has cleaned out the 135-pound division to the point where a legitimate challenger is hard to come by. Though, former WEC champion Miguel Torres believes otherwise: "I pose the biggest threat to him as far as anybody at 135."

- Women's MMA may have found its biggest rivalry. On Monday's episode of "The MMA Hour", Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate and hot prospect Ronda Rousey engaged in a not-so-friendly debate about who deserves the division's next title shot.

- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been as blunt as possible when discussing his love of Japan. See why Jackson said, "That's why Japanese fans are my favorite. And American fans are jealous that I say that all the time."

- UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre stopped by Vitor Belfort's camp for a training session. Full photo gallery of the two legends available at MMA Mania

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- You would think three fights would be enough to determine a series. But Gray Maynard isn't exactly sold. "The Bully" stands at 1-1-1 with UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, and he wants another shot: "Hopefully he holds on to the belt, because there's got to be a part four to make it a true trilogy. Now he has one and I do two, so that's a draw. So, we gotta do it again." 

- Earlier this week, Michael Bisping stopped by "Inside MMA" to discuss the season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 14. Unfortunately, no one seems to have told him that the final episode has yet to air. (Warning: TUF 14 spoilers ahead.)