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Tuesday, 10/18/2011, 02:24 pm

GSP Injured: UFC 137 Gets Penn vs. Diaz in Main Event Slot


Bad news for GSP fans…

In a recent development, welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in the UFC 137 main event against Carlos Condit.

A knee injury suffered in training is the culprit for the removal.

UFC President Dana White took to twitter with the announcement moments ago.

“I just landed in NYC and what do I always says”
, read the message from White. “I have to deal with bad shit everyday!! GSP is out with an injury.”

He continued…

“It’s GSP’s knee. We will sit Carlos to wait for GSP. It’s looking so far like he could be ready in a couple months. Still too early to tell”

The main event slot will now be filled by a three-round affair between BJ Penn and Nick Diaz. The two welterweights will battle it out for what is expected to be a one-off fight for a title shot of their own. However the injury of GSP will delay the division’s title picture for the next few months according to UFC president Dana White.

“UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was set to feature a welterweight championship bout between George St Pierre and Carlos Condit. However GSP was forced to withdraw from a knee injury and in his place will come BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz.

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