For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Faber vs. Barao" event, going down at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
UFC 149 will feature an interim bantamweight championship showdown pitting former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) kingpin Urijah Faber against the man with the longest active winning streak in MMA today, Renan Barao.
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 149: "Faber vs. Barao"
UFC 149 predictions and previews:
UFC 149 press conferences:
UFC 149 weigh-ins:
UFC 149 news:
UFC 149 editorials:
UFC 149 videos:
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.
Enjoy the show, Maniacs.