For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's UFC 128: "Shogun vs. Jones" event, going down at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Mauricio Rua is all set to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time in an attempt to quell the uprising of the young and dynamic phenom that is Jon Jones.
Urijah Faber will also make his long awaited Octagon debut in what could turn out to be a number one contender fight against former WEC Champion Eddie Wineland.
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.
Let's get to it.
UFC 128: "Shogun vs. Jones"
Fight card and line-up
Predictions and previews:
UFC 128 predictions, preview and analysis from Nostradumbass himself
UFC 128 'Prelims' preview and analysis
Fight preview: Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones
Fight preview: Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Fight preview: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Brendan Schaub
Fight preview: Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller
Fight preview: Kamal Shalorus vs. Jim Miller
Fight preview: Eliot Marshall vs. Luiz Cane
Fight preview: Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
Fight preview: Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
Fight preview: Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
UFC 128 press conferences:
The pre-fight press conference
The post-fight press conference
Photos gallery from the pre-fight presser
Shogun Rua vs Jon Jones awkward staredown pic
Jon Jones video highlights from the pre-fight presser
UFC 128 weigh-ins:
Complete UFC 128 weigh-ins results
Weigh-ins photo gallery
Jon Jones primal howl on the scale gif
Shogun Rua vs. Jon Jones staredown pic
Shogun Rua vs Jon Jones staredown video
UFC 128 weigh-ins video highlights
UFC 128 odds:
UFC 128 odds and betting lines for "Shogun vs. Jones"
Jon Jones opens as favorite over Shogun Rua
Dana White shocked at the betting line for Shogun vs. Jones
UFC 128 editorials:
History in the Making: Shogun Rua and Jon Jones similar paths to greatness
Jon Jones unorthodox but effective striking technique
Shogun's weakness and whether or not Jon Jones can exploit them
Shogun's killer instinct the key to retaining his title
The lack of respect paid to Shogun in the lead-up to his fight against Jones
Dan Miller fighting under the cloud of human tragedy
Jon Jones being a next generation fighter and his date with destiny at UFC 128
Shogun being the forgotten champion but ready to defend his title anyway
Jones prediction that he won't be doing the chicken dance at UFC 128
UFC 128 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
Dana White video blog episode two
Dana White video blog episode three
UFC 128 video trailer for Shogun vs. Jones
Countdown to UFC 128
UFC 128 extended video preview
Jones vs Shogun fight video preview
Jon Jones talks about being in perfect condition for his title shot
Jon Jones Spike TV special "In the Moment"
Jones secret weapon to beating Shogun
Jones is young and fresh, Shogun is worn and torn
Jones hits the big time and goes on Good Day New York
Shogun getting no respect and Jones loving it
Shogun wants to see Jones to walk the walk at UFC 128
Demian Maia suprised Shogun is the underdog against Jones
Shogun registers the hardest strike ever record on ESPN Sport Science
Shogun training for his fight against Jones
Shogun says he can knock Jones out
Shogun knocks out Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 to win the title
Nate Marquardt and Dan Miller talk about their fight
Dan and Jim Miller talk about fighting at UFC 128 together
Anthony Njokuani keeping it black in Newark
Urijah Faber thinking about food over women
Faber says his fight against Wineland will be at 100 MPH
Brendan Schaub feels like Mirko Cro Cop owes him money
Mike Pyle wants to punch Ricardo Almeida in the face really hard
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? Jon Jones and his oh so fast rise to super stardom? "Shogun" Rua not getting enough respect? Something else?
Sound off, Maniacs.