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Countdown To UFC 141 On The Round-Up

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

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar

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 kick off our UFC 141 coverage with a spread of media from Tuesday's open workouts, before moving on to Brock Lesnar's glitzy past and the complete episode of Countdown to UFC 141. Let's start it up.

- MMA Nation's Luke Thomas breaks down the Nevada State Athletic Commission's hearing with Alistair Overeem and makes his prediction for UFC 141 in this week's edition of The Fight Fix.

- Alistair Overeem relaxes with journalists before his sparring session at the UFC 141 open workouts.

The Reem sits back and talks to media at open workouts
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- Ben Thapa looks deep into his crystal ball to predict the wonders of 2012. Will Jon Jones lose his belt? Will GSP fight again? How many limbs will Rousimar Palhares break? Find out here.

- Could Jake Shields be heading back to the middleweight division? It's not out of the realm of possibility.

- Overeem puts on a short padwork display for the gathered media at the UFC 141 open workouts. (via Middle Easy)

- A slew of pro fighters picked the winner of Lesnar vs. Overeem. Words of wisdom from Wanderlei: "You need to time to adapt your face to receiving the punch."

- One of the conditions of Overeem's conditional license was a required drug testing upon landing in the United States. According to reports, the Dutchman took the test on Monday, but the results won't be known until after Friday's event.

- Co-main event fighter Nate Diaz finds a moment of peace between the ruckus of open workouts.

Up close and personal with Nate Diaz at open workouts
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- Being ultra-successful at one sport isn't enough for Donald Cerrone. He wants to go pro in three.

- Josh Koscheck has faced the best of the welterweight division for years. So is Mike Pierce a step down in competition he didn't want?

- Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem are GI Joes in this fantastic piece of guerrilla marketing for UFC 141. (HT: Bloody Elbow)

- Speaking of the heavyweights, Fraser Coffeen stopped by with the UFC Heavyweight Division State of the Union.

- Dana White released the first edition of UFC 141 video blog, and as usual there's plenty of unique behind-the-scenes action. See which fighter privately retired backstage at UFC 140.

- Catch up on all the storylines for Friday's mega-event with the full episode of Countdown to UFC 141.

- In the spirit of the holidays, the UFC put together a list of the five best staredowns of the year. Expect Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz to join that list on Thursday.

- Josh Nason recaps the MMA month of March. Who can forget where they were when the UFC bought Strikeforce?

- We'll leave you with a look back at Brock Lesnar's beginnings, as he and Kurt Angle work together to create comedic gold. (HT: Bloody Elbow)