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?