GSP camp responds to Diaz UFC 158 “Weight Gate” complaints

March 28, 2013


GSP camp responds to Diaz UFC 158 “Weight Gate” complaints

There was much controversy coming from the complaints of the Diaz camp following UFC 158 that took place in Montreal, Quebec earlier this month.   Diaz’ camp complained about a “Canadian Loophole” in regards to weighing in and the Quebec Commission not counting the .9 decimal.  So for example, if a fighter weighed in at 170.9, the commission would not count the .9 of a decimal.

Allegations via Diaz’ lawyer stated that it is against the unified rules of Mixed Martial Arts and have asked for a rematch.  It is Unlikely that a rematch will take place, seeing that Johny Hendricks is the next #1 contender in line for St-Pierre’s 170-pound crown.

St-Pierre’s coach Firas Zahabi doesn’t see .9 of a decimal making a difference in a fight.  His exact words here via  “The Province“:

“GSP made weight and he had his shorts on. I was told the decimal didn’t count, so we didn’t worry about it. I don’t see even .9 making a difference in a fight, so I didn’t give it any thought.”

A video was captured by the Diaz camp just moments before weighing in that showed an official talking “Off the record” about this rule in Quebec.



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