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Video: The Pros Weigh In on Penn vs. Diaz

UFC 137 is just a week away, featuring what some believe to be a welterweight number one contender match between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz. If you weren’t convinced by our betting advice for the main event, then perhaps the words of Stephan Bonnar, Manny Gamburyan, Tyson Griffin, and Phil Baroni will do your thinking for you. And from the looks of it, you’re thinking B.J. Penn is going to come out on top, because that’s what the consensus seems to be for these pros.

The question on everyone’s mind is of course, which B.J. Penn will show up to this fight; will it be the killer that put Matt Hughes away in less time than it takes to peel an anti-theft sticker off a DVD, or the somewhat lackadaisical Penn that was picked apart by Frankie Edgar and George St. Pierre? Well, according to our inside sources, Penn is indeed training his ass off for this one, but Nick Diaz has never been one to go away quietly, unless it’s at a press conference or any sort of interview type scenario. The other outside factor that’s been overlooked in this match-up is that of Diaz’s reach, which could pose heaps of problems for Penn as it did in his second fight with GSP.

So, what say you, Potato Nation? Who takes this one?


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londoerer- October 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm
Watch UFC 137 BJ Penn Vs Nick Diaz Play by Play Video:
FutureRingGirl2013- October 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm
I am all for PENN!! I am always against him not this time for sure!
KarmaAteMyCat- October 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm
Diaz.. I respect Penn and love his style I just think Nick Diaz is going to stir the Division up a bit. People always use the phrase unorthodox to describe so many people but Diaz really is just that.. anything can happen in a fight but I just think the longer the fight goes Diaz has a chance to win.
jfjjfjff- October 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm
phil "the new york hipster" baroni
209Soldier- October 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm
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TheWarsawExpress- October 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm
I never liked Diaz. I never liked Sonnen.
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HandsofGold- October 24, 2011 at 11:21 am
Did any of you watch the fight between Diaz and Sherk? Yeah..... PENN all day nuff said
uzithrasha- October 24, 2011 at 11:10 am
its always been cool to like diaz where im from, nor cal homie. Home of strikeforce
IronClad- October 24, 2011 at 11:10 am
I always liked Diaz. When was it "cool" to like Diaz? As far as I am concerned its "cool" to like BJ cuse aside from being a talented fighter he's from Hawaii, sponsored by RVCA and bounces between weight classes. Anyways, why are all these MMA guys huggin up on BJ's nuts, seriously. His last fight was a draw against Fitch, a knock out against an over the hill Matt Hughes and then two decision losses to Edgar. Penn's last credible win was over Diego Sanchez. Yaaaaaaaawn, Diaz all the way.
Todd M- October 24, 2011 at 10:27 am
I also liked Diaz before it was cool, then I got pissed when he blew his title shot but I just can't stay mad at that guy. I'm not rooting for anyone they are both 2 of my favorites so I'm just going to enjoy this spectacle. I keep leaning towards BJ Ithink he has better boxing than anyone Nick has fought and finishes when he hurts people. Both have solid chins but I give the advantage to BJ, he has never really been dropped where as Diaz has a few times. I agree Danga that the reach will come into play and if BJ doesn't finish early Diaz may tame BJ. BJ could also go the wrestling route like with Fitch and he would most probably have success taking Diaz down but I really think BJ will test Diaz on his feet and look to keep it standing.
ElDandy- October 24, 2011 at 9:35 am
'I liked Diaz before it was cool to like Diaz" That's funny. I wish I could say i liked Sonnen before it was cool to like Sonnen but that would be a lie.I started liking him at the Marquardt fight so maybe a little ahead of the crowd.
intercept440- October 24, 2011 at 9:14 am
El Guapo- October 24, 2011 at 9:08 am
Diaz, 3rd Rnd TKO/Penn runs outta petro
Fried Taco- October 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
I think Penn should get a tattoo of a microphone on his chest, then Diaz will be running away the whole fight.