For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" event, going down at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
UFC 136 will feature the third and final match-up pitting Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard in the trilogy fight to end the logjam at the top of the 155-pound division.
In the co-main event of the evening, Jose Aldo will defend his featherweight championship for the second time inside the Octagon against Kenny Florian, who is receiving what could turn out to be a final shot at UFC gold.
And don't forget about the return of Chael Sonnen, who will square off against Brian Stann in a middleweight title eliminator bout.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3"
Fight card and line-up
Results and live fight coverage
UFC 136 predictions and previews:
Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass
Spike TV Prelims preview and predictions
Facebook Prelims preview and predictions
Fight preview: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
Fight preview: Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian
Fight preview: Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann
Fight preview: Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon
Fight preview: Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan
UFC 136 press conferences:
Pre-fight press conference
Press conference staredown pics
Press conference video
UFC 136 weigh-ins:
Weigh-in photos gallery
Weigh-in staredown pics
UFC 136 odds:
Complete betting guide to UFC 136
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann
Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon
Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan
UFC 136 news:
How to watch the event online
Conference call live blog
Open workouts photos gallery
Exclusive interview with Brian Stann (Part one)
Exclusive interview with Brian Stann (Part two)
Exclusive interview with Nam Phan
UFC Fan Expo Diary: Day one
Behind the numbers: A complete statistical breakdown of "Edgar vs. Maynard 3"
Behind the numbers: A complete statistical breakdown of "Aldo vs. Florian"
Dana White confirms winner of Sonnen vs. Stann will receive middleweight title shot
UFC 136 editorials:
History in the Making: Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard kick off 2011 with a bang
History in the Making: Frankie Edgar welcomes Mark Bocek to the Octagon at UFC 73
History in the Making: Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick steal the show at UFC 129
History in the Making: Kenny Florian barrels through the lightweight division
Frankie Edgar is tired of thinking about Gray Maynard
Angry Gray Maynard will make sure Frankie Edgar is in pain
Gray Maynard, Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian are in "do or die" situations
How did Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard score their second fight?
Jose Aldo is quicker, stronger and more explosive than Kenny Florian
Kenny Florian won't be intimidated by Jose Aldo's reputation
Chael Sonnen's ability, not his mouth, should be the focus
Chael Sonnen is the champion and Brian Stann is his number one contender
Chael Sonnen has world class takedown that no one seems able to stop
Brian Stann has enough power to knock anybody out
Chael Sonnen is in a race to the finish line against Brian Stann
Look no further than Melvin Guillard for most improved fighter
Dana White always thought Melvin Guillard was the biggest waste of talent
Why did Melvin Guillard leave Greg Jackson's to go train with Rashad Evans?
Stipe Miocic likes to wear tights
Joey Beltran is not going to lay down -- or a lay a turd -- for Stipe Miocic
UFC 136 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
Countdown to UFC 136
Extended event video preview
The Great Debate on Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2
Sport Science: Gray Maynard has a stronger grip than an NFL lineman
Mayhem Miller predicts the two title fights
Frankie Edgar is sick of talking about Gray Maynard
Frankie Edgar on his biggest advantage over Gray Maynard
Frankie Edgar "Heart of a Champion"
Gray Maynard is still angry at going to a draw with Frankie Edgar at UFC 125
Jose Aldo is going to push the pace and finish Kenny Florian
Jose Aldo ready for Kenny Florian
Jose Aldo went from Favela to the Octagon
Jose Aldo will have no problem making weight for Kenny Florian fight
Kenny Florian talks 25 minutes of hell with Jose Aldo
Brian Stann vs. a fly
Brian Stann only needs five seconds to knock out Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen has fought 46 men and never been outstruck
Chael Sonnen is the most interesting man in the world
Chael Sonnen is never confident, secure or ready for a fight
Melvin Guillard now hits five or six times harder than he used to
Joe Lauzon video blog
Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode one
Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode two
Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode three
Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode four
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The final resolution to the lightweight championship? The return of Chael Sonnen? Something else?
Sound off, Maniacs.