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GSP Hits The Rehab Trail, Joe Rogan Talks Striking On The Round-Up

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

Georges St. Pierre
Georges St. Pierre

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 peruse through Tuesday's notable MMA stories, from Brock Lesnar's expensive hunting trip to Chael Sonnen's newest t-shirt, and everything in-between. Let's kick things off.

- In his last two fights, former champion Brock Lesnar has struggled with heavy punchers. Jonathan Snowden asks, can he do better in his UFC return against Alistair Overeem, the strongest striker in the division?

- The guys over at Punch Buddies unveiled their newest Chael Sonnen themed t-shirt and it speaks for itself. #ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney (HT: FighterXFashion)


- Leland Rolling brings us the latest offering of Bloody Elbow's 2012 World Scouting Report. Coming in at No. 7, a 22-year-old Swedish bantamweight nicknamed "Zohan."

- Kenny Florian's drop to featherweight had a far broader impact than he first imagined. See what K-Flo was talking about when he said "I had some medical issues I had to deal with."

- UFC ringside commentator Joe Rogan talks the differences between MMA and K-1 striking.

- The gloves are off. Spike TV has announced "The Ultimate Fighter Fridays" to counter-program FX's "The Ultimate Fighter" in 2012.

- Looking to buy tickets for an upcoming UFC event? Check out this handy guide from Josh Nason.

- Ross Pearson bringing some words of wisdom before UFC 141.

10 days away an it's go time!! From fighting on street corners to local shows now MGM las Vegas, living my dream #Amazing
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- Bloody Elbow's Matt Roth took some time to review Victory Belt's newest MMA manual, Kettlebell RX - The Complete Guide For Athletes And Coaches.

- Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit is an incredible match-up on paper, and Condit's trainer, Greg Jackson, thinks it may go the distance. "It's going to be a big five round war."

- Devin Cole finds himself still recovering from some unfortunate damage at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal.

Here's what my eye looks like 2 days after getting poked in it during my fight. @Strikeforce
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- Gergard Mousasi's only loss since 2007 was to Muhammed Lawal, and it still doesn't sit well with him. Said Mousasi, "I would definitely like that fight, especially if it's a title fight."

- A Canadian hunting trip left Brock Lesnar's wallet a little lighter after a court ruling earlier this week.

- We'll leave you with a parting shot of Georges St. Pierre putting in rehab work with his Continuous Passive Motion machine. (via Facebook)