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News Roundup: UFC 149 Press Conference, John Dodson Hurt, TRT Confuses Floyd Mayweather

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Plenty of crumbs drop on the MMA floor in a given day, but your daily dustpan -- the Bloody Elbow News Roundup -- is here to sweep 'em all up for you.

As Tim Burke is off tonight, consider me your fill-in janitor. In today's bin, we have news on recent TUF winner John Dodson's injury, the respect top lightweight contender Nate Diaz has for his teammate, Floyd Mayweather not knowing what TRT is, the UFC 149 press conference in Calgary and plenty more.

Side note: the Diaz video post-jump is on autoplay, so keep that in mind if your speakers are cranked up listening to Florence And The Machine, okay?

Did you miss the UFC 149 press conference?

If you missed any of Wednesday's press conference in Calgary to officially announce June's UFC 149, watch the whole thing now. The dais was a bit light with only UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, No. 1 contender Erik Koch and UFC Canada director of Canadian operations Tom Wright representing the brand.

John Dodson suffers a broken hand, out for nearly two months

TUF 14 winner Dodson picked up a unanimous decision win over Tim Elliott at Saturday's UFC on Fox 3 undercard but came out of the fight with a broken hand. Dodson did an interview with MMA Weekly Radio and explained exactly when it happened.

"It happened in the first round. I re-watched it. It happened at like 2:24 into the fight. I hit him with that overhand left and I tried to double up on it with two punches. I couldn’t make a fist anymore."

Dodson said he'll be on the shelf for 6-to-7 weeks, which shouldn't affect booking him against his next 125-pound opponent this summer.

For the rest of the news you missed today, join us after the jump.

Floyd Mayweather on TRT: "I don't know what you're talking about."

Another man that had a successful Saturday night was boxer Floyd Mayweather. When asked about his views on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), Mayweather said he had no idea what TRT was.

Nate Diaz talks Gilbert Melendez, Edgar vs. Henderson II

No. 1a UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz talked with Sherdog's Jordan Breen for a few minutes after his second round win over Jim Miller Saturday and was asked about his post-fight comments regarding Gilbert Melendez. He reiterated, "There's no one better than him...he's the best 155'er on the planet."

He was also asked about his opinion on Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson II and said that he'd be happy to fight on short notice if something happened to one of those two.

Bellator signs Olympic caliber wrestler for featherweight division

Bellator Fighting Championships announced Wednesday that they've inked Shanon Slack for their featherweight division and he will make his debut at Bellator 69 against Booker Arthur on Friday, May 18.

Slack (3-0) was a 2008 Olympic wrestling alternate and trains out of Team Blackhouse. Despite his wrestling background, Slack has finished his last two opponents by TKO.

Freddie Roach on working with Carlos Condit, Georges St. Pierre

Famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach talked with Fight Hub TV about UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit's recent trips to the Wild Card Gym and how UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is due to stop by next month. He noted that St. Pierre thought Nick Diaz would win his fight with Condit.