Decimal Controversy: Nick Diaz’s lawyer releases texts from UFC & Quebec officials

Nick Diaz’s camp plans to file a complaint with Quebec’s athletic commission in the wake of a UFC 158 weigh-in controversy, according to the fighter’s representative, Jonathan Tweedale.

As detailed in a video posted online after the March 16 event, UFC executive Michael Mersch informed Diaz and his camp just prior to the weigh-in that the Quebec commission would not take decimal points into account, meaning that as long as both men weighed in under 171 pounds, they would be considered to weigh 170. Mersch also informed Diaz that he and Georges St. Pierre might be given an extra hour to make weight if necessary.

In a recent statement released to MMAFighting.com, commission rep Joyce Tremblay reiterated that decimal points are not considered when weighing fighters in the Canadian province:

“I wish to inform you that, during UFC 158, no contestants exceeded the weight determined in their contracts,” Quebec commission representative Joyce Tremblay said in an email to MMAFighting. “Currently, the Régie does take into consideration the maximum weight determined by contract when it carries out the weight-ins before a bout. However, our regulation on combat sports does not take decimals into account. Their consideration is a question of interpretation likely to be debated between the two parties under contract.”

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Main Card: ? vs. Mousasi Preview

With less than a week to go until UFC on Fuel TV 9, the fight card’s main event is in jeopardy.

An initial report by Sweden’s SVT Sport revealed that Alexander Gustafsson suffered a cut over his eye in training that may force him out of the April 6 fight with Gegard Mousasi. The two are scheduled to headline UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Fight Card

? vs Gegard Mousasi
Akira Corassani vs Robbie Peralta
Papy Abedi vs Besam Yousef
Mike Easton vs Brad Pickett
Marcus Brimage vs Conor McGregor
Adlan Amagov vs Chris Spang
Michael Johnson vs Reza Madadi
Philip De Fries vs Matt Mitrione
Ryan Couture vs Ross Pearson
Ben Alloway vs Ryan LaFlare
Michael Kuiper vs Tom Lawlor
Adlan Amagov vs Chris Spang
Diego Brandao vs Pablo Garza
Adam Cella vs Tor Troeng

Georges St-Pierre Cast as Villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

UFC champ Georges St-Pierre lands role in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The movie is a sequel to the 2011 hit “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which grossed $369 million worldwide. In addition to St-Pierre, the sequel stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and others.

As for his UFC career, the filming for the movie will not interfere with GSP’s fighting schedule. St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC), who’s currently on vacation following his UFC 158 win over Nick Diaz earlier this month, is next scheduled to fight top contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC). However, a date hasn’t been set for their title fight.

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