PENN AND DIAZ GET HEATED AT TODAY’S WEIGH-IN IN LAS VEGAS

Oct 28, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Twenty four hours away from the highly anticipated welterweight showdown between former two-division UFC® champion BJ Penn and the unpredictable Nick Diaz, the main event stars came together at today’s weigh-in from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. To no one’s surprise, things quickly got explosive.

The 32-year-old Hawaiian and the 28-year-old from Stockton, Calif. came nose to nose in front of the capacity crowd. See the video highlight by clicking here.

UFC® 137: PENN vs. DIAZ, presented by UFC Undisputed 3, takes place TOMORROW NIGHT, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.

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