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Aw Geez, Nick Diaz’s Camp Has Even More Shit They’d Like to Complain About Following UFC 158


(To be fair to Diaz’s camp, maybe they’re trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.)

Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Nick Diaz.

Following his unanimous decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158, Diaz’s camp first accused Georges St. Pierre’s handwraps of being shady in an effort to demonstrate that Nick Diaz was the victim of a massive conspiracy. That didn’t work, so then a video of the ”Canadian loophole” was leaked to prove that the champion was allowed to weigh 0.9 pounds over the 170-pound weight limit. Of course, it turns out that Quebec’s athletic commission has consistently allowed this since UFC 83 in 2008, so that option isn’t nearly as scandalous as it once appeared. Now today, Diaz’s camp accused Quebec’s athletic commission of failing to properly supervise St. Pierre during his post-fight drug test.

But that’s not all. In an email sent to MMAFighting.com, Diaz camp representative Jonathan Tweedale explained that they intend to file a formal complaint regarding the events that took place before and after UFC 158. In this email, not only does Tweedale make it clear that Diaz and company were not impressed by the Quebec commission’s performance, but he goes as far as to write that Nick Diaz deserves a rematch against GSP. Via MMA Fighting:

“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.

I hate to be “that guy,” but if Diaz’s camp truly believes that the UFC wanted Nick Diaz to lose and that Quebec’s athletic commission is corrupt, then exactly what will filing a complaint accomplish? Eh, never mind. Let’s continue.

“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.”

“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.”

It’s interesting that Nick Diaz is handling this loss like he’s the new BJ Penn, especially considering the way that his camp reacted to BJ Penn’s allegations that Nick Diaz cheated during their encounter at UFC 137. Is Diaz caught in the middle of a massive conspiracy involving a corrupt organization, a shady athletic commission and an evil welterweight kingpin? Perhaps. Or maybe Nick Diaz simply lost a fight against the most dominant welterweight on the planet today. What do you think about this, Potato Nation?

@SethFalvo

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2Dogs- March 28, 2013 at 6:16 am
All Gsp has to do is practice the high block on the left and counter punch constantly and then shoot..simples
samclark- March 27, 2013 at 3:57 pm
I'm so tired of hearing Diaz/Diaz camp complain. I've lost any shred of respect I had for this scumbag.
Madson- March 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm
@The12ozcurls, I think you are right. Hendricks will probably look like a giant turtle on his back with GSP grinding him. If Condit didn't drop to the mat while facing Hendricks, I'm pretty sure GSP will go the distance too.
The12ozCurls- March 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm
@Dagnut

Whatever bro. Smoke up :)
Dagnut- March 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
@The12ozcurls Your probably right dude I'm probably inventing scenarios to keep myself self interested...I think conduit would of demolished hendrick in another couple of rounds so no reason why GSP wouldn't
dipsetkilla316- March 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm
A yea a Commission that has yet to find any one that failed a drug test under there supervision EVER!!! I don't like diaz and hounstly it's not even about him. It's absaloutly absurd that a commission still acts this way now a days, and if they are doing this its illegal
dipsetkilla316- March 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm
A yea a
The12ozCurls- March 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm
@Dagnut & @Madson
The difference between the Condit/Diaz fights and the upcoming Hendricks fight is that both Condit & Diaz are great (not just good . . . . but great) off their backs. Hendricks is a decorated collegiate wrestler and if there is one thing we all know - wrestlers do NOT know what to do once they are on their back. GSP took down Hughes & Koscheck and when he did, he punished them because they didn't know how to get the f*ck up. I really don't see the Hendricks fight as anything to truly worry about with the exception of the KO power of Bigg Rigg. Athletically, Hendricks just isn't in the same league and I have a feeling it will be easy pickings once GSP puts him on his back. Look for GSP to finally finish a fight and it will be by submission. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. Also, I agree that GSP looks a little "slower" but I would attribute it to age and the fact that he has been fighting the best in his weight class for almost a decade. The dude is just getting old.
Nippletwist- March 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm
what is this guy even talking about?? huh??? i can't understand anything this guys saying to me?? can you speak english please??
Madson- March 27, 2013 at 11:10 am
I partially agreeing with you Dagnut. I think Hendricks is a great challenge for GSP (as condit was) but GSP will have the intelligence to figure Hendricks out. His future plan could be boring as, circling to the right of Hendricks and outwrestle the contender. But he has the ressources to figure out the win.

I also agree with you about the fact Hendricks should had fight the Champ instead of Diaz. That was the better move for the division.

Instead, they took Diaz for the money fight and their bet was pretty good.

MMA is so close at the edge of sport and entertainement than the choices they make seems not always the good one because sometime they do it for the sport and sometime for the show (Showtime VS Aldo is the perfect example)

I think GSP wounds are for real it's true GSP looked like the shadow of himself against Diaz.

Hendricks will have his chance in a while maybe at the end of the year. And maybe he can beat the champ. But I don't think it will be an awesome champ like GSP if he do. Condit in the other case has the skills, the behavior and the personna to become a great champ.

I don't despise Diaz but I think he is better than his last two bouts in the ring and off the ring.
Dagnut- March 27, 2013 at 10:43 am
@The12ozCurls yeah dude fairly far fetched alright but you have to ask yourself why GSP didn't fight Hendricks when he the opportunity last time? For me he doesn't have the power he had, whether that's because he cycled of steroids or not when he was "injured" I'm not sure...now I'm not some crazy Diaz fan hating on GSP, he's a brilliant athlete and diaz is a fool, but to me he doesn't look like the same fighter who man handled Thiago sliva and Koscheck...both strong dudes..that gsp would of tossed Diaz around like a fart in a blizzard.....he doesn't look as explosive..I could be wrong and maybe he's just getting old but I bet if you had spies in his gym he wouldn't be lifting as heavy or taking guys down as easy.. that's why I think he fears Hendrick...Koscheck is arguably as good as wrestler but he knew he the power to stop his take downs and then the jab to keep him at bay...can he stop Hendrick? I'm not sure. I'm not a massive Hendricks fan either, he's good but Conduit won that fight for me, but he has everything to worry GSP...I reckon GSP will back out of that fight. Watch the exchanges at the press conference after where they are sitting together...GSP never looks him in the face and just gives generic answers like "I will fight the next guy" blah blah...he never actually talks directly about fighting Hendricks...I may be crazy but when GSP gets a mysterious injury you know where you heard it first
Madson- March 27, 2013 at 10:41 am
Maybe I'm a little mad my friend. But at least, i'm not an uneducated fool. Which i'm sure you are not with the so precise eloquence you are using to exchange with your mma folks.
Madson- March 27, 2013 at 10:35 am
Ahhhh I understand now. You're a GPS hater Nippletwist, Like 0,00000003% of the whole crowd who likes mma. You know what, I think GSP have some flaws. But I think cheater is not one of them.

We will not find out he was a MMA Lance Armstrong in the future. The only point important in the Diaz camp case it's not about GSP but about the commissions.

Commissions should supervise the legislation of a MMA in their jurisdiction but rules should be federated in a kind of large agreement. This way the fighters could not be trap in a loophole they were not conveniently awared of.
Nippletwist- March 27, 2013 at 10:33 am
i dont understand anything you just said. u are definitely mad.
Madson- March 27, 2013 at 10:22 am
Hey Nippletwist, Do you ask because you're are agreeing with such enligthenment or because you felt it was a little too much ? I must admit to sodomites part was kind of severe. But you must read sodomites like they are sneaky, unrespectful, tricky schemers and complaining bitches. No offense for real sodomites
The12ozCurls- March 27, 2013 at 10:04 am
@Dagnut
WOW! I bet you have some great herb because that is an awesome scenario that a "grassy knoll" theorist could be proud of. I like it and I support it whole-heartedly. Kudos.
Dagnut- March 27, 2013 at 10:00 am
@The12ozCurls I predict an injury for GSP, a surgery, an interim title fight between Ellenberger and Hendricks and then GSP retirement. Then depending how Anderson Silva goes with Wiedmann and then Jones, I expect GSP to come "out of retirement" in the summer of 2014 weighing 20 pounds heavier and fighting Silva. GSP knows his legacy depends on a super fight, he has said before he needs 12 months to bulk up. These are my predictions (wild assumptions) but I don't see him fighting Hendricks...he has to much to lose.
mma4ever- March 27, 2013 at 9:47 am
He'just as bad as rampage with the poor me bullshit
The12ozCurls- March 27, 2013 at 7:56 am
@Dagnut

The GSP vs Bigg Rigg fight is scheduled for September.
Onan- March 27, 2013 at 4:44 am
Nick Diaz is the 209 version of Chael. Less wit, more crazy.
Dagnut- March 27, 2013 at 2:50 am
They could fight another 10 times and I would never pick Diaz. He has nothing to beat GSP with. I don't think GSP is unbeatable, if fact I think he's on the slide and knows it. Jts don't see how Diaz can win that fight, he hasn't the power to stop him, has the physical strenght to compete in the clinch or from his back. Even the most avid Diaz fans have to concede he has no way of beating GSP.
I say it here now I think GSP will retire , I don't think he will face Hendrick
2Dogs- March 27, 2013 at 2:35 am
Am I the only person in the world to say this...Nick couldve won that fight if his heart was in it...he showed up beaten and got beaten...that being said, I think he would win a rematch and boy oh boy its gonna happen.I like GSP and I like Diaz btw. This has dollar signs all over it...not too mention a awesome rivalry! Bring it on! BELEIVE THE HYPE! WOOT!
fatbellyfrank- March 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm
Oh Nicky Boy, paranoid delusions...what substance is that a by product of again, you smokin to much hydro Nicky, get back to natural grown ganja
Nippletwist- March 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm
hey madson why u mad, son?
Madson- March 27, 2013 at 10:20 am
Do you ask because you're are agreeing with such enligthenment or because you felt it was a little too much ? I must admit to sodomites part was kind of severe. But you must read sodomites like they are sneaky, unrespectful, tricky schemers and complaining bitches. No offense for real sodomites
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