By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
With an injury forcing him out of the main event of UFC 137, Georges St. Pierre will now sit and watch from the sidelines as BJ Penn and Nick Diaz take over the top of the card with a welterweight fight that could see the winner earn himself the next shot at St. Pierre’s 170lbs title.
St. Pierre spoke to Canada’s Sportsnet over the weekend about the switch up and he gave his thoughts on the new main event in the process:
“I think BJ Penn will win the fight because I believe he has more skills. If he uses all his set of skills, then BJ Penn will win. But, the thing with BJ Penn is sometimes you don’t know what BJ Penn will show up to the fight. If he’s well prepared or injured – I don’t know. Sometimes, I saw him perform very well at the best of his ability he’s the best guy. But when he doesn’t perform at the best of his ability he can be beat. Nick Diaz is very consistent, he has a similar style of fighting all the time. But, I believe if the right BJ Penn shows up, he’ll win the fight.”