Apologies if this was already posted but i did not see it anywhere. Recently a new video has surfaced showing a member of the UFC talking to the Diaz camp about an interesting interpretation of a weign in rule.
The video and the quotes:
.9 allowance for a title fight? the canadian rule. (via NickMcD)
UFC: "Here, they're going to allow you and Georges to have an extra hour," "Just in case somebody doesn't make it." "But the good news is, they don't count the decimal. If you're 170.2 it's 170. If it's 170.9. it's 170."
Diaz Camp: "why didn't we know that before?"
UFC: "Should be fine, hopefully, other than that. Just so you guys are in the loop, if there's …"
Diaz Camp: "why didn't you tell us that yesterday?"
UFC: "Well, no,". "It's just something to keep in mind. That's kind of an off the record type of thing. But keep that in mind. As long as he's under 171, we should be good. "But, there is a time period afterwards, for you and Georges only. All the other fighters have to make it the first time. Just letting you guys be in the loop, okay?" "Good luck."
Diaz Camp: "that's a loophole... A Canadian loophole."
This raises a couple of questions. With GSP ailing from an achillies injury and a fever, was this a way for the QAC to help St. Pierre in the weight cutting process. GSP as you know weighed in at 170. Whether that was 170.0 is a question that only the QAC knows. The person in the video relaying the news from the QAC has been identified as Michael Mersh who is the Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for the UFC. Adding complications to the matter is that the UFC has supposedly shut down the YouTube video for Copyright Infringement twice in the past two days.
What do you guys think? fishy or just silly.