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Who's going to fight B.J. Penn at UFC 137? Dana White hints at "crazy" option

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Of all the phone calls he had to make following Nick Diaz's no-show of a press conference in support of UFC 137, Dana White wasn't thrilled about informing B.J. Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC) that he had poached the fighter's original opponent, Carlos Condit (27-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC), to headline opposite welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.

"B.J. doesn't know anything," White said today following a sudden announcement that Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) had been bounced from his fight with St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC). "I'm sure I'm going to have one seriously pissed off Hawaiian to deal with."

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From the posts on the link, the majority think it will be Gil Melendez. I would love to see Penn fight Diaz though. Just thinking of the stare down gives me goosebumps. I believe they are buddies, so that might shoot the idea out the window.

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List of what I'd like to see:

1. Lytle
2. Diaz
3. Cerrone
4. Melendez
5. Pettis

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Crazy, huh? I seriously hope Edgar or Maynard isn't injured again, and Dana is thinking about throwing Penn in for an interim title.

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Diaz

Idk, I'm just trying to keep up with all the crazy news lately.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Diaz

Idk, I'm just trying to keep up with all the crazy news lately.

You know what, this is probably what's gonna happen. He will tell Diaz, "look homie, you either fight B.J. for the #1 contender spot or you get your walkin papers" at which point Diaz confirms, then repeatedly no-shows at events promoting Penn v Diaz

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Diaz is the only option that I would consider "crazy", unless Dana and I have a different meaning for crazy.

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penn vs hong man choi... and hong man choi is cutting weight to make 170

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my guess is a switcharoo

condit vs gsp
diaz vs penn now


or wild card melendez

wont be fitch

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Melendez and/or Interim title seems like the crazy option.

I can't think of a WW without a match coming up.

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BJ Penn to Strikeforce to fight Melendez for the Strikeforce LW title? Certainly they wouldn't bring *another* champ from Strikeforce to the UFC...

Would they? (yes, they would)

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There's an article on mmamaina about this and a tweet with Melendez's manager, saying crazy 24hrs will announce more new later.

So Penn could be facing Melendez, or Thiago Alves, who has the same manager as Melendez and doesn't have an opponent.

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if it is Melendez that isn't a good match up for BJ considering his performances against Edgar. ( Even though I thought BJ actually won the first fight with Edgar...he clearly lost the 2nd one. )

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DIAZ.

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B.J just tweeted that dana has just made him a deal he can not refuse and says he still fighting on 29th WAR PENN

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