Nick (The Quiet Assassin) Penners left hand was broken. Cheap China Jerseys . The second metacarpal on his right hand was dislocated. And he needed a victory to get into the UFC. It hurt like hell. And Penner, at least for a little bit, froze in the cage. But he gutted it out and won. And five months later, on the eve of his UFC debut, the Canadian light-heavyweight sees the positives from that painful night. "Im glad it happened," Penner said. "Because thats more stress now that I know Im capable of handling." For those wondering, the dislocation hurt the most. "And that really sucked, because Im southpaw and thats my lead jab hand," he said. Still, a banged-up Penner defeated Tim Chemelli by unanimous decision in that Sept. 16 AMMA 8 fight in Edmonton, keeping his UFC option open. The 31-year-old fighter from Blumenort, Man., who now calls Edmonton home, will make his UFC debut on Friday in Sydney, Australia, against local favourite Anthony (The Hippo) Perosh. Thiago (Pitbull) Alves (24-7) takes on Martin (The Hitman) Kampmann (18-5) in the welterweight main event of the televised card, which takes place Saturday local time at the Allphones Arena. Penner was cutting weight for Chemelli last September when the UFC told him they might need him for an upcoming show. While a dream come true, the timing didnt exactly help his focus. "My head was a little bit of a mess," Penner acknowledged. "I had already stopped eating and drinking and I had just started my weight) cut. So I was already cranky to begin with," he added. His mood went from bad to worse in the fight as the injuries mounted. Especially since Penner had been told there would be no UFC contract if he lost. "The pain really started kicking in halfway through that (second) round," he recalled. "I remember being in the ring, being like What the heck am I supposed to do? And I just froze. I was like a tree, like a punching bag almost." Apart from the immediate need of a win over Chemelli, Penner was thinking ahead to the UFC. Keep throwing and he might damage his hands even more. Stop throwing and he could lose. His cornermen were yelling at him and he ignored them, trying to figure out what to do. He didnt throw many punches in the second round. In the third, he started throwing more but mainly to keep his opponent at bay. "I tried to slow the fight right down, to save myself a little bit." Its proof of Penners toughness that he didnt bother going to the doctor right away. "I had family in town," he explained. They popped the dislocated joint back in place the night of the fight. He saw a doctor two days later about the other hand but they didnt pick up on the break. So Penner, who was sidelined all of 2010 after knee surgery, went back to the gym. "I tried to hit pads and every time it touched the pad, my hand hurt. I remember being like Well, they X-rayed it. Its supposed to be fine, even though theres a huge weird lump in the middle of my hand. I may as well just suck it up and try and punch through. "Then one of my coaches said Youve got go back and check that out." It turned out that X-rays sometimes dont catch small breaks in the hand. A scan is needed. Penner (12-1) has prepared for Perosh at the renowned American Top Team camp in Florida. "The people are awesome, the training is awesome. Its been a really, really good experience," he said. Penner has never been to Australia and is looking forward to the experience. He only sees positives in fighting Down Under. "Im actually really stoked that the fights there," he said. "You know itd be nice for the fight to be in Canada, but you cant pick and choose your fights. And in a way, I think its nice too because theres a lot more pressure fighting at home than there is away. "I mean theres no pressure on me down there at all. Im supposed to lose the fight anyways, so who cares? Im going out there and Im going to go have some fun." Penner has plenty of respect for Perosh (12-6). The 39-year-old Australian is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu who has proved in his last two UFC outings that if he can get his opponent to the ground, he can finish fights. "Without a doubt, hes a tough individual,"Penner said. "Hes been doing this a lot longer than I have. His ground game is phenomenal." Despite that, Penner says his training at ATT, which is known for its quality of black belts, has more than prepared for whatever submissions he will face in Sydney. "When I say this Im definitely not trying to put Perosh down at all, but I am training with better black belts than he is. I think that is going to give me a little bit of an edge." "That being said. I understand that what hes going to be bringing is going to pose a lot of problems," he added. Still Penner says he sees "some holes" in Penners game. Away from ATT, Penner works under trainer Kyle Cardinal in Edmonton. He works his striking with Frank Lee and does strength and conditioning work with Shara Vigeant. He also works out at the Hayabusa Training Centre. The six-foot Penner made Edmonton his home after being posted there with the military. He spent three years in the forces, starting his pro MMA career in 2007 after leaving the infantry. Penner has put some of his military training to good effect since then, although hes not saying much about it. "Ive had other jobs but those are kind of confidential," he said. "Ill get in a lot of trouble if I start talking about them. "Ill say this, I got hooked up with a pretty cool job with a couple of ex-military guys when I got out. Pretty fun job." Like security, he was asked? "Kind of," he replied. NOTES@-- Penners fight resume includes an early win over the super-sized Eric (Butterbean) Esch. Penner submitted him in the second round. ... Penners nickname comes from his habit of not saying much in post-fight interviews. 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I knew I had to work on certain sections of the track which Sebastian had already been doing a good job there, so I needed to match him and keep the areas where I was still doing well." Vettel, who already has his fourth straight F1 title, took pole in four of the past five races. "I did what I could today but it wasnt enough. Thats why I apologized to the team. I messed up a bit on turn 1, its a tricky corner," Vettel said. "I think its a great result for the team, first of all." Mercedes starts on the second row, with Nico Rosberg ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who spun his car in the closing seconds. "Nico and Lewis looked very strong, especially in Q2," Vettel said. "We found some extra speed in Q3, so congratulations to Mark. He deserved to be on pole, no mistakes." It proved a disappointing afternoon for Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who failed to make Q3 for the first time this season and starts from 11th on the grid. Mercedes is battling with Ferrari for second place in the constructors championship behind Red Bull, which has already won the title. Mercedes leads Ferrari by 313-309, with Lotus back in fourth with 285. "Third place, best of the rest, which is our target for this weekend," Rosberg said. "The constructors is what counts for us. So thats a very good result for us." But Mercedes will have to assess what happened to Hamiltons car. wholesale jerseys. "Something gave way on the right-hand side," Hamilton said. "I was going through the chicane and it snapped out. I tried to pull away and it wouldnt move." Hamilton has won one race this season -- clinching victory at the Hungarian GP from pole position in July -- but has not managed a podium finish in his past five outings. "This is a very difficult circuit to overtake on so being at the front means everything," Hamilton said. "Hopefully we can get a good start and maybe still challenge for podium positions." Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen qualified in fifth spot but was demoted to the back of the grid after his car failed a post-qualifying floor deflection test. Lotus successfully argued that floor damage caused by track kerbing led to a similar failure by Lotus driver Romain Grosjean at the Hungarian GP, but this time their explanation was not accepted. Raikkonens exclusion elevates Saubers Nico Hulkenberg to fifth place and moves Ferraris Felipe Massa up to seventh and teammate Alonso back into the top 10. It has been a frustrating weekend for 2007 champion Raikkonen, who on Friday made a rare public outburst over unpaid wages and threatened not to race in the final two races of the season. Meanwhile, Alonsos qualifying form has been so bad that he has not even made the second row since qualifying third for the Bahrain GP in April. Massa, meanwhile, has made the top three only once, qualifying in second spot for the Malaysian GP a month earlier. Because qualifying and the race itself are held at twilight, when the track is considerably cooler at sunset, only a limited amount of useful data could be gained from early afternoon practice runs, when the daily temperature peaked. But Ferrari continued to struggle on the twisty circuit, just as it did on Friday, with Fernando Alonso down in 11th and Felipe Massa placing 14th in the final practice run. The design of the track, with its long, sharp turns and hairpin bends, exposes the lack of traction on the Ferraris, an ongoing problem this season and last. Neither Ferrari driver finished higher than eighth over the three practice runs. ' ' '