GSP admits to weighing in at 170.4 pounds for UFC 158

Well this is interesting. It seems where there maye just be some accuracy to the allegations Nick Diaz and his camp were making towards Georges, Montreal’s athletic commission and the entire weigh-in debacle that happened to make news just following their bout.

As is standard for all athletic commissions, fighters are required to weigh-in for championship bouts at or below the appropriate weight limit.

According to St. Pierre however – who recently spoke with the french media site La Presse – he now says that he believes he did weigh-in above the required limit:

“They came to us just before the weigh-ins and even I was surprised. They told us they were going to be rounding (down to the nearest pound). I was as surprised as Nick Diaz,”

GSP said he was not sure of his exact weight, but he believes that it amounted to 170.4 pounds. The Quebec Board then rounded his weight down to 170 pounds, the limit for the March 16 bout.

This is interesting seeing as how the Montreal athletic commission stated on record that no such discrepancies existed at the weigh-in.

Although they’ve already requested that an investigation be done, there has been no word yet on whether the UFC or Diaz’ camp will take any further action to follow up on this recent bit of information.

What seemed to become a non-issue has now been given some wind in its sails. Stay tuned to Lowkick.com for more information on this story.


28 Comments

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    Brian Cox

    April 12, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Even if GSP was over by .4 pounds, he'd have (had) two hours to make the weight. I see no real story here, other than GSP should have been required to cut the weight. Which he would have.

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      David Saucier

      April 12, 2013 at 1:43 am

      There is no story here I have seen many title fighters weight in title fights be rounded to the nearest number. Im also pretty sure GSP could of dropped the .4 .lbs with the drop of the trousers and a few minutes in the sauna if needed

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      David Saucier

      April 12, 2013 at 3:06 am

      There is no story here I have seen many fighters weight in title fights be rounded to the nearest number. Im also pretty sure GSP could of dropped the .4 .lbs with the drop of the trousers and a few minutes in the sauna if needed

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        movescamp

        April 12, 2013 at 8:08 am

        Really? Who? You are a writer here so I expect you can back it up. Oh and it does matter trust me. When one guy is killing himself to get that extra half a pound off after already cutting a lot of weight and the other guy doesn't that is not fair. And why the rules are what they are. It's not like GSP hadn't already been cutting weight and sitting in saunas. He had trouble getting that last .4 pounds off. Not that he couldn't but it must have been a difficult cut if he was still there by weigh ins. You can't even be over in Judo competitions never mind a prize fight.

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    ksooner76

    April 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

    im sure the half a pound is how he won the fact he could of went to the rest room came back, or just took his shorts off he would of made weight and no reason to lose the belt over

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    enjoylife321

    April 12, 2013 at 12:48 am

    RULES ARE RULES….lets not forget that this is a professional sport. You cannot shift the goal posts on the day of the weigh in which will favour an individual fighter. Cutting an extra .4 can make all the difference. Its often these last few grams that will hurt the most.

    I still believe GSP would have won convincingly, however the goal posts were shifted.

    I say give Nick another title shot, allow him to miss a couple of press conferences and get your wallets out to purchase some more wolf tickets.

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    Krogan

    April 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

    My memory must be playing tricks on me because I could have sworn fighters were allowed to weigh in 1p over their weight class limit. Isn't it pretty standard that fighters at 155 weigh in at 156 etc?

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    TheRealDeal

    April 12, 2013 at 9:58 am

    ….and the point here is????

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    TheRealDeal

    April 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Diaz had more pot than that in his trousers before he weighed in……..

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    ReignDropz

    April 12, 2013 at 10:45 am

    You can take a crap and lose half a pound….Maybe for other fighters it may be difficult but you are talkin about one of the P4P best…..you really think he would have struggled to lose half a pound in 2 hours enough to make a difference in the fight?

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      movescamp

      April 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      I don't think you guys understand how cutting weight goes. GSP had already taken every crap, sweat, and pushed all the water he thought was necessary out. .4 pounds is really hard after you have already squeezed 12-15 lbs of water out. It gets exponentially harder. Not that he couldn't but,.. .4 is a lot when you already have spent a couple days cutting.

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    highkick12

    April 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I always thought you were allowed to weigh in up to 1 pound over?
    Arent guys always showing up at 171 and 206 and stuff?

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    Evan Holober

    April 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Lets just get this out of the way first:

    -GSP says he thought he weighed in at 170.4. There's still no proof that was the actual number (either too high or too low).

    -Boxer briefs weigh anywhere from .2-.3 lbs, and that would leave .1-.2 lbs left for GSP to cut (and he didn't even look that drained on the scale).

    -According to the story he very well could have just stopped cutting when he heard the information about the random .9.

    ……

    Now, with that stuff out of the way, this is shady. The UFC's biggest star in his hometown weighs in at .4 over in a title fight when there is no history of that for title fights. Not only the AC being shady about the rules at the last minute, but the UFC not stepping in to enforce the letter of the contract.

    IMO, its more of a *********** than anything truly sinister but with the information presented its a bit concerning.

    PS. There are rumors going around that rounding is what Nevada does also (just not publicly I guess). If anybody has any info on this I'd be much obliged.

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      David Saucier

      April 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      I have heard that as well Evan but nothing i have seen on paper

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      movescamp

      April 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      I agree with that. I don't think it's GSP's fault at all. I was just saying .4 lbs could be buck naked drained of everything to got and there is .4 more to do. Do I think it mattered in the outcome no. But it could potetionly be that both fighters at the "edge" of a cut at .4 but one plays by the rules lets his body go into temporary shock and the other doesn'….it should be clear what the rules are. GSP obviously had nothing to do with the commission.

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    KeithFarrell

    April 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    While this does not matter in the slightest for the fight and I hope Diaz and his camp don't embarrass themselves anymore by trying to use this an excuse, it does matter for the future to make the sport more regulated.
    Rules are rules and they need to be kept to, this situation is in the past and we have no evidence about who weighed what exactly so all we need to take from this is to fix this error for the future.

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    jdnextchamp

    April 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    BRYAN FONTEZ,

    PLEASE LEARN FRENCH AND STOP USING GOOGLE TRADUCTION, thank you.

    I speak french and I know what GSP said AND HE NEVER SAID HE WAS OVER 170!!!!!!! STOP STARTING RUMORS THIS IS NOT TRUE..

    Thank you, I am pissed off right now :)

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    Pride4Ever

    April 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    is it just me or are these guys just posting articles for posting's sake?

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