Every day MMATraining.com delivers a piece bright and early providing some op-ed material related to one of the numerous blips on MMA’s radar screen. Called The Opening Round, topics have ranged from breaking down particular match-ups to reviewing events to roster cuts to curious business decisions to…well, you get the idea.

In case you missed any of this past week’s offerings, The Final Bell will give readers an opportunity to review each piece by reading below where you can find all six items succinctly listed with brief summaries of each…

Penn Not so Mighty After All

B.J. Penn has been seen as one of MMA’s greatest fighters for a long time but is he really worthy of that consideration based on his performances in the cage with a 6-6-1 record in the last five years?

Taking it To the Xtreme

Is Xtreme Couture on the decline after a rough 2011 for the famed team’s core components?

Odds Are…

Who from UFC 138 is at risk of being released without a win at the event?

Replacing Soccer with Sock ‘Em

UFC President Dana White is interested in an Ultimate Fighter World Cup, yet coordinating one will take years. However, there’s another solution out there – a World Cup with talent currently on the UFC roster!

Vadim the Impaler

An examination of how M-1 has tarnished Fedor Emelianekno‘s legacy (fights later this month at a PPV event most fans won’t see let alone pay $29.95 for)…

UFC 138 Deserves Your Viewing Time

What would turn out to be a fairly accurate argument on why fans should make sure to catch UFC 138…