For those that are just catching up on the latest MMA news, around 5 pm ET, it was announced that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had to pull out of the main event of UFC 137 against Carlos Condit due to a knee injury.
BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz is now acting as the main event for the card; a bit ironic considering how Diaz was originally slated to face GSP for the title before being pulled for no-showing two consecutive press conferences.
UFC President Dana White has already announced that Condit will wait for a healthy GSP instead of waiting for a different opponent on the same card.
While this is no doubt a disappointment in a year that has seen UFC main events go up in smoke on several occasions, this may actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Here are three reasons why BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz is a better main event than GSP vs. Carlos Condit.