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UFC 137 Conference Call Live Coverage

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The UFC has a scheduled conference call at 2 p.m. ET today to promote UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz. Headliners B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz are listed as participants in the UFC's press release, and new co-main eventers Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione have been confirmed for the call too. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Carlos Condit were supposed to participate as well, but an injury to St. Pierre's knee has forced him out of the bout and, probably, out of the conference call. The news may force UFC President Dana White, who tweeted that he was in New York City yesterday, to call in as well.

Follow Mike Fagan on Twitter for live updates. Check back to this post at 3 p.m. ET for a full recap of the proceedings.

UFC 137 has already gone through its share of turbulence. Diaz was St. Pierre's originally scheduled opponent, only to find himself removed from the main event after no-showing back-to-back press conferences in Toronto and Las Vegas. Condit was pulled from his co-featured bout with Penn to step into the main event. That left Penn without an opponent. The UFC decided not to release Diaz for his transgressions, and instead slotted him in against Penn in an attempt to ease him into the UFC's PR machine.



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