MMA News Roundup: Stann Wants Bisping, Tito Discusses Retirement

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva

We get it.  You’re busy.  And there’s a ton of awesome stuff to keep up with in this great big world of MMA. And since you don’t have the time to scour the net for good content like we do, we’re hand delivering you the news, rumors and best of the rest – right here in the Roundup.

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MMA News, Commentary, and the Best of the Rest

With his UFC 148 rematch against Chael Sonnen fast approaching, all eyes are on Anderson Silva.  But it’s important recognize the people who work behind the scenes. In an interview with Silva’s manager Ed Soares, Ed discusses managing famous fighters, Chael Sonnen’s trashtalking, and Anderson’s fight tomorrow night (MMASucka.com)

Many MMA fans get very frustrated when they have to sit through a full 15 or 25 minutes of a wrestler laying on top of his opponent, ground and pounding his way to a victory by decision.  Though it may be boring to watch, the “grinding” strategy can be very effective.  Here’s a breakdown of the best Grinder’s in MMA (Bleacher Report)

We’ve seen MMA stars expand their careers into acting before.  The newest film starring MMA stars, “The Man With the Iron Fists,” features Cung Le and Dave Bautista.  Watch the trailer here (Cage Potato)

Anderson Silva showed in his first fight against Chael Sonnen that, if he needs to be, he can be a deadly Brazilian Jui Jitsu practitioner.  Anderson and the rest of the world can thank the Gracie Family for pioneering this effective submission system.  Two Gracie brothers, Rener and Ryron, break down the traingle arm-bar that saved Anderson’s Title.  Watch the video here (5th Round)

Get the predictions of George St. Pierre, Cain Valasquez, Nick Diaz, and many other UFC fighters for Silva vs. Sonnen II.  Watch the video here (Lowkick.com)

We got to see a more heated than usual Anderson Silva at the Press Conference yesterday.  Chael Sonnen believes Silva was trying to get himself disqualified.  Hear what the challenger has to say about the conference (Fightline.com)

“To be honest this is a fight that kinda sucks.”  Chad Mendes discusses his fight with Cody Mckenzie tomorrow night as well as the rest of the UFC 148 card.  See the interview here (MMAConvert.com)

With Tito’s last fight of his career tomorrow night, he discusses his retirement, plans for life after fighting, and his beef with Ariel Helwani. Watch the interview here (ProMMANow.com)

36-year old WEC veteran Mike Brown isn’t done fighting yet, as he’s signed a new five-fight deal with the UFC.  Read about Brown’s decision to extend his career (Fighters.com)

“Of course I want to fight Michael Bisping.”  Brian Stann discusses his reasons behind his desire to fight “The Count” instead of Alan Belcher.  See the interview here (MMANews.com)

Chael Sonnen’s legendary trash talking has some people mixing up the UFC with the WWE.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at 10 fighters who would do well in the WWE (411Mania.com)

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