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Countdown To UFC 140 On The Round-Up

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

(Photo by Esther Lin via MMAFighting.com)
(Photo by Esther Lin via MMAFighting.com)

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 continue to breakdown UFC 140 from every angle, before moving on to various UFC on Fox matters and the Georges St. Pierre injury. Let's start it up.

- The UFC 140 pre-fight press conference was held yesterday and MMA Nation was there with full coverage. Check out all the notable quotes in our comprehensive StoryStream.

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- Unorthodox athletes who've held UFC gold - see why it's impossible to predict what will happen when current champion Jon Jones takes on Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 140. (via UFC's YouTube channel)

- Dan Henderson is the latest fighter to join in Chael Sonnen's claims that Anderson Silva ducks opponents. Dana White, however, says the reality is much more simple:  "Dan Henderson knows it, Chael knows it, and every other fighter that fights in the UFC knows it, you can't fake an injury. It's impossible to do."

- Speaking of Chael Sonnen, the people's champion was at it again on Wednesday afternoon. Most fighters would be happy to fight on network television, but Sonnen took things to a different level with this little gem, "I think everybody up here is grateful to be on Fox. They say, 'Fox, thanks.' Everybody but me. I would say, 'Fox, you're welcome. You've been telling people for years you've got the American Idol and now you finally do.'"

- The first time Frank Mir and Minotauro Nogueira fought, Mir TKO'd Big Nog in the second round. Three years later, they're rematching to get back in the heavyweight mix. (via UFC's YouTube channel)

- Rashad Evans didn't make any friends when he busted out the Penn State situation during his UFC on Fox 2 press conference trash talk. On Thursday Dana White responded to the outcry: "What do you want me to do? You want me to have our lawyers draw something up and I'll come out and read it to you guys?"

- Chan Sung Jung, aka The Korean Zombie, knows he'll be the underdog against Mark Hominick at UFC 140, but he has a message out there for all the non-believers: "Wait and see!"

- Two light-heavyweight legends will step into the Octagon and show they world they've still got the skills that made them stars. Watch as Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira prepare for UFC 140. (via UFC's YouTube channel)

- Dallas Winston returns with more of the best breakdowns in MMA. Today's edition: UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida - ION Television Undercard Dissection.

- Moving towards this week's other big news, the injury to Georges St. Pierre opened the door for a Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz interim title match. See why Condit said, Nick Diaz is like the Terminator, but I have more weapons at my disposal.

- MMA Nation's Luke Thomas discussed St. Pierre's injury and Diaz's boxing ability with legendary trainer Freddie Roach at Thursday's Khan vs. Peterson pre-fight press conference. See who Roach believes is the best boxer in MMA (hint: it's not Diaz).

- On the flip side, Bloody Elbow's T.P. Grant believes Georges St. Pierre's injury doesn't cripple the UFC welterweights, it unleashes them. "When St. Pierre returns from injury there will be a new cream of the welterweight division chomping at the bit for a chance to face him."

- We'll leave you with Nick Diaz's trainer, Cesar Gracie, proclaiming that Georges St. Pierre should be stripped of his UFC welterweight title in the wake of his recent injury.