For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Diaz vs. Condit" event, going down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 143 will feature a welterweight championship bout for an interim title created in the wake of Georges St. Pierre's knee injury. Former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz will duke it out with "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit.
In the co-main event of the evening, a slimmer Roy Nelson will test his skills against heavyweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum while Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce will settle their differences in a 170-pound showcase.
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 143: "Diaz vs. Condit"
Results and live fight coverage
UFC 143 predictions and previews:
Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass
"Prelims" preview and predictions part one
"Prelims" preview and predictions part two
Fight preview: Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks
Fight preview: Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen
Fight preview: Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Fight preview: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum
Fight preview: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit
UFC 143 press conferences:
Press conference staredown pics
UFC 143 weigh-ins:
UFC 143 news:
New UFC intro from Hans Zimmer debuts entitled 'Evolution'
Complete statistical analysis of Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit
Exclusive interview with Dave Camarillo
Exclusive interview with Ed Herman
Steve Mazzagatti and Cecil Peoples join the UFC 143 cast and crew
UFC 143 editorials:
History in the Making: Nick Diaz, the Strikeforce welterweight king
History in the Making: Carlos Condit closes out the WEC welterweight division in thrilling fashion
Ultimate Submissions: Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum showcase heavyweight jiu-jitsu
A look back at Nick Diaz's top 5 craziest moments
UFC on FOX 2 was a dude but Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit will save us
Georges St. Pierre thinks Nick Diaz has mental issues
Georges St. Pierre doesn't want a post-fight confrontation with Nick Diaz
Georges St. Pierre questions the legitimacy of the interim belt Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit are fighting for
Georges St. Pierre explains his hatred for 'crazy' Nick Diaz
Georges St. Pierre is pulling for Nick Diaz to beat Carlos Condit
Nick Diaz: GSP is a more respectable athlete, Carlos Condit is a more respectable martial artist
Nick Diaz isn't crazy, everyone else is just out of their minds
Everyone is focusing on Georges St. Pierre, not Carlos Condit, and that makes Nick Diaz sick
Nick Diaz will wait to fight Georges St. Pierre if he beats Carlos Condit ... or bail to another weight class
Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre could happen this summer
Ronda Rousey: Georges St. Pierre needs to step aside and let Nick Diaz kick his ass
Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz is going to be a five round war
Carlos Condit: Nick Diaz is like the terminator but I have more weapons at my disposal
Johny Hendricks is calling for the winner of Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit
Fabricio Werdum will use speed to defeat 'fatty' Roy Nelson
Josh Koscheck is eyeing fights against Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort after Mike Pierce
Josh Koscheck hopes Georges St. Pierre never comes back
Mike Pierce: Josh Koscheck is the Michael Bisping of the UFC welterweight division
UFC 143 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
NFL stars make their predictions for 'Diaz vs. Condit'
Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit fight video simulation
Georges St. Pierre does media at UFC 143
Georges St. Pierre injury update
Carlos Condit is impressed with Nick Diaz's toughness but expects to win
Lock your car doors and don't make eye contact, here comes Nick Diaz
Fabricio Werdum used Facebook and Twitter to get back into the UFC
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? Georges St. Pierre casting his giant shadow over the proceedings? Nick Diaz and all his usual eccentricities? Something else?
Sound off, Maniacs.