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Nick Diaz issuing formal complaint against Quebec commission

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06:04 PM ET 03.26 | UFC welterweight Nick Diaz is filing a formaly complaint about the handling of his fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 after video surfaced suggesting the Quebec commission was ok with allowing St-Pierre and Diaz to come in over weight. "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. Diaz is also complaining the commission instituted lax drug testing policies and believes he is owed a rematch. "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 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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, Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
March 26, 2013  06:56 PM ET

Well, if GSP is allowed to come in over weight, or they have lax standards, it would explain why he fights almost exclusively these days in Quebec. While I don't think that GSP is on anything illegal, if he did come in over weight, while Nick wasn't told until the weigh ins about the .9 pound allowance, then that's a huge problem.

March 28, 2013  08:40 AM ET

St. Pierre has already been suspected of pre-fight baby oil baths to make him slick as butter when he starts to sweat. Look it up.

March 28, 2013  08:43 AM ET

I think they should have to rematch in Vegas under Vegas rules. I watched him hold Diaz down and watch the clock almost the entire time. St.Pierre was only interested in enough stand-up to get a take down and kill the clock. He fought exactly like Diaz said he would.

 
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