Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn Officially New Main Event for UFC 137, Condit Still Gets GSP Next

October 18, 2011

Nick Diaz may not be fighting for the UFC welterweight title any longer, but he will still get his chance to be the main event for UFC 137.

On the heels of the news that Georges St-Pierre was injured in training and will be unable to compete at next weekend’s card, UFC president Dana White has announced that Diaz and B.J. Penn will now serve as the main event on the card.

Diaz vs. Penn will remain a three-round bout.

The loss of St-Pierre vs. Condit is a major blow to the UFC 137 fight card, which was expected to be one of the biggest shows of the year.

Penn and Diaz will now battle it out as the main event while St-Pierre recovers from a knee injury suffered in training that will likely put him out for a few months.

Carlos Condit was also yanked from the card and will sit and wait for St-Pierre to get healthy. He will still get the next shot at the UFC welterweight title.

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