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Old 03-26-2013, 07:43 PM
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Default Great Smokey Jokey, Diaz camp is must be HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!

Nick Diaz's camp to file complaint over Georges St-Pierre's UFC 158 drug test


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To say Nick Diaz's camp is not happy with Quebec's athletic commission would be an understatement.

On Tuesday, a commission representative told MMAFighting.com that their weigh-in rules in place for Georges St-Pierre's UFC 158 welterweight title defense against Diaz at the Bell Centre, in which championship fighters can weigh up to 0.9 pounds above the 170-pound weight limit but still be recorded as 170, have been consistently applied.

But not only is Diaz's camp unimpressed with the response, they're also making an explosive claim that the commission failed to properly supervise St-Pierre's post-fight drug test.

"The Quebec Commission's statement is a disappointing admission that the March 16 event was not conducted under the rules applicable to a UFC title fight - or under the rules the fighters contractually agreed to, upon which rules Mr. Diaz was entitled to rely under his bout agreement," stated Jonathan Tweedale, a Diaz camp representative.

Later in a lengthy statement, the Diaz camp claimed it will file an official complaint regarding the administration of St-Pierre's drug test.

"Further serious irregularities including, inter alia, the Quebec Commission's failure to supervise fighters' provision of samples in connection with testing for Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods (under sections 71.1 to 71.6 of the Regulation), will be set out in an official complaint that will be filed imminently," the Diaz camp stated.

In an email with MMAFighting, Tweedale went on to make their case that the commission's rules circumvented the bout agreement entered into by the fighters.

"Section 168 of the Regulation respecting combat sports provides that the maximum weight that a fighter must achieve at the official weigh-in shall be determined in advance by contract - and if the fighter does not make the contracted weight - in this case 170 pounds - then 20% of his purse or "the contestant's remuneration" will be deducted and paid to his opponent (subsections (7) and (8)). The contracted weight for this fight was 170 pounds. 170.9 is not 170, anywhere in the world, for a title fight. There is no question what "170 pounds" means, in the bout agreement, as a matter of contractual interpretation.

"The Quebec Commission deliberately relaxed the rule in this case and, by its own admission, allowed their home-town fighter to 'make weight' even if he weighed more than the contracted weight."

The UFC has held six events in Quebec since 2008. While fighters at the first event, UFC 83, had their weights rounded off to the nearest half-pound, decimals have not been used in weights for the five events held in Montreal since, all of which have been headlined by championship fights.

Still, the Diaz camp sees Quebec's weight rules as their case for a rematch for the Stockton, Calif. fighter, who lost to St-Pierre at UFC 158 on across-the-board scores of 50-45.

"In the circumstances, Mr. St-Pierre remains legally and ethically obligated to fight Mr. Diaz at 170 pounds or else vacate the belt in favor of those prepared to fight at welterweight."
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:45 PM
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Here's an article explaining the situation:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/3/26...-ufc-158-weigh

It does sound like some shenanigans, but certainly not "vacate the belt" type stuff!
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Here's an article explaining the situation:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/3/26...-ufc-158-weigh

It does sound like some shenanigans, but certainly not "vacate the belt" type stuff!
How is Diaz's camp high? He makes an interesting claim about the weight, the drug test is another story.

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In non-championship fights, there shall be allowed a 1 pound weigh allowance. In championship fights, the participants must weigh no more than that permitted for the relevant weight division.
How does the UFC handle a champion not making weight for a title fight? This could fall under that category.

I saw the video of when Diaz was told about the weight, it seemed really odd and didn't make sense why he was told just before the weigh ins. That information would have been useful way before then.

Also, from the Quebec rules you linked to:
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74. The organizer shall provide a scale having a minimum capacity of 200 kg (440 lbs). The scale shall have graduated readings at each 100 g (3.6 oz) and shall be certified by Measurement Canada.

The scale shall be electronic and of a model approved by the board. The organizer shall adjust the scale at the official weigh-in, in the presence of the person in charge of the sports event.
So, if 170.9 is the same as 170.0, what is the need for a scale that has decimal readings?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:01 AM
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Vacate the belt??? Haha ok Nick back in your box now. Man can someone please catch up with him about taxes and throw his ass in Jail so I don't have to listen to him whine anymore.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:40 PM
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Almost a full pound Diaz wouldn't have had to cut if he had known prior to weigh ins. I don't think it would make a difference in the fight but it's something he should have been told several days before weigh in. These guys are precise with their weight cuts and that 0.9 pounds is a big deal when you're cutting out every last ounce.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:43 AM
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Jiminy pothead!...didn't he say he was retiring?
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nick is near being irrelavant in mma .. he has nothing but tough fights if he chooses to take them ..funny .. cesar gave penn hell when he came up with excuses ... now nick is all about the excuses ... condit ran, gsp hits like a bitch ... gsps hand wraps were lumpy ... hope diaz gets koscheck and gets humped into retirement .. LOL
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What about Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz 2 ??? Since they are both back in the UFC, and in the same weight class why not make it happen! Robbie ows him a beating.
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What about Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz 2 ??? Since they are both back in the UFC, and in the same weight class why not make it happen! Robbie ows him a beating.
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my exact thought the moment i heard robbie was back in the ufc
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What about Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz 2 ??? Since they are both back in the UFC, and in the same weight class why not make it happen! Robbie ows him a beating.
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my exact thought the moment i heard robbie was back in the ufc
I like that idea!!
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