For those worried that the respect shared between UFC 137 main eventers BJ Penn and Nick Diaz would temper their fire on fight night, don’t be.
The two welterweight battlers have been nothing but respectful toward each other in the lead-up to the fight, but that all went out the window today when they hit the scales at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Things got heated quickly, with the two getting in each other’s faces right off the bat. Had UFC president Dana White and members of the fighters’ respective entourages not stepped in, it looked like there would be a fight right there on the stage.
Check out a highlight of the altercation below and get yourself hyped for what should be a barnburner tomorrow night. Also, don’t forget to check back on FightLine tomorrow for our live, ongoing coverage of the fights, which will begin at approximately 5:50pm ET.