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.”

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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UFC 158 Results: Georges St-Pierre Dominates Nick Diaz to Retain Welterweight Title

Kevin and George from the Uncut Sports SHow weigh in on all of the exciting action from this weekend’s main card at UFC 158. See what the guys have to say about the Main Event between GSP and Nick Diaz and what the outcome means for the state of the welterweight division.

GSP executed a perfect game plan and dissected yet another opponent in Nick Diaz. Many were surprised that the fight remained standing for about 50 percent of the bout. Nonetheless, in the end GSP dominated, and proved to the world that he is the most dominant welterweight of our time.