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TUF Brazil Previews, Georges St. Pierres' Phobias On The Round-Up

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

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva

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'll take an early look at the wonders of 2012, from TUF: Brazil to UFC on Fox 2. Plus Leonard Garcia basically calls Georges St. Pierre a little girl, though not for the reasons you're guessing. 

- Both Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira checked in with their own explanations of the submission heard 'round the world. Hear Mir explain his thought process to MMA Nation's Luke Thomas in this exclusive interview, then see why Nogueira said, "I knew I made a mistake."

- With Strikeforce heavyweight exodus beginning, Matt Roth takes a look at the names we may soon see inside the Octagon.

- Catch an early glimpse of UFC 141's titanic headliner -- Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem. The folks behind UFC Undisputed 3 simulated the fight 25 times, and the final tally was closer than you could imagine. See who came out on top.

- Junie Browning penned yet another chapter in his bizarre saga with Thailand.  Weeks after a nationwide manhunt began, the former TUF 8 cast member turned himself into Thai police.

- One more setback and Dan Hardy reaches the once unthinkable mark -- a five-fight losing streak. So who does Hardy have in mind to avoid landing on the wrong side of history? Just a UFC Hall of Famer.

- Get your blood pumping with an early trailer for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

- Last time Chael Sonnen went on "Off the Record", TV magic was made. Could a sequel live up to the original? Find out on Friday.

- Recent happenings in the worlds of sambo, judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling and/or collegiate/freestyle wrestling. If it takes place on the ground and it's interesting, it's in December's edition of Matwork.

- Jake Shields has one goal. To be the number-one welterweight contender by the end of 2012.

- Rashad Evans may have opened as the betting favorite for his 2012 fight against Phil Davis, but that doesn't mean Suga's going to stand around and rest on his laurels. "MMA and wrestling are not the same... if you don't have all aspects of the game, you won't be taking anybody down."

- The UFC has a new Russian prospect in its back pocket. Check out the undefeated training partner of Jim Miller.

- We'll sign off with this little nugget. Georges St. Pierre seems untouchable in the Octagon, but does "Rush" have a secret fear that we don't know about? According to Leonard Garcia, he absolutely does.