The UFC 158 Welterweight Championship fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre is starting to seem like the fight that will not end. Armed with video footage evidence Nick Diaz and his camp demanded additional information claiming GSP received preferential treatment by the commission based on the fighters home province.
Nick Diaz was told before the weigh-in that the Quebec commission regulations on combat sports does not take decimals into account. This was caught on video and posted online for all to see until it was taken down due to legal issues. Now GSP has admitted he was told the same thing as Diaz before the weight in.
In an interview Thursday with the Associated Press St. Pierre said “They came to us just before the weigh-ins and even I was surprised. They told us they were going to be rounding (down to the nearest pound). I was as surprised as Nick Diaz.”
GSP also admitted he was not sure of his exact weight, but he believes that it was around 170.4 pounds. The Quebec board then rounded his weight down to 170 pounds, which was the limit for the fight.
This information is just going to fuel the fire in the Diaz claims. Nick Diaz has demanded a rematch, and thinks both fighters should have to make the exact 170-pound limit. The Quebec commission has stated that no contestants exceeded the weight determined in their contracts.Tags: gsp, mma, MMA NEWS, Nick Diaz, ufc, UFC 158, ufc news