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…

“Hail to the Fighters”

In honor of Presidents’ Day check out this lighthearted comparison of a handful of Mixed Martial Artists alongside a few of their Presidential counterparts.

“What’s Down the Road for Rampage?”

With Quinton Jackson only having a few fights left in the gas tank, who should the UFC pair him against and why?

“A Lack of Lightweight Contenders”

Now that the 155-pound champion has been established, are there any legitimate contenders actually out there for him to face?

“Odds Are (UFC 144 Edition)”

Who was in a ‘must win’ position at UFC 144 and who was safe no matter what happened?

“George Lockhart: ‘Ring rust Happens when you don’t train…”

Fighters/trainer Lockhart talks about the brotherhood he shares with some of his fellow military veterans who are also Mixed Martial Artists…

“Expect Plenty of Pyro at UFC 144”

PRIDE FC may have been known for their explosive presentation but the UFC had fireworks in store too for UFC 144 – the in-ring variety…

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