Prior to weigh-ins for UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz, Nick Diaz and his camp were informed of a special loophole that allows championship fighters to come in nearly a pound over.
Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for the UFC, Michael Mersh, informed the Diaz camp that the Canadian officials just cut off the decimal of any weight over 170.
Typically, fighters must hit the weight class mark on the nose for title fights, but Mersh told the fighters “that’s kind of an off-the-record type of thing. As long as (St-Pierre is) under 171, we should be good.”
The Diaz camp responded with, “That’s a loophole…a Canadian loophole.” They also questioned why this knowledge was not made known to them Thursday, the day before weigh-ins.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto asked Carlos Condit if he was informed of the special weigh-in deal when he fought GSP in Montreal in 2012, to which he said he was not made known.
St-Pierre went on to defeat Diaz via decision in the main event. You can listen in to the “secret” meeting in the video below: