Somewhere around the time I got sick of all Nick Diaz’s post fight drama, a video surfaced of a UFC exec telling Nick’s camp that decimals during the weigh-in wouldn’t count – ie if Nick or Georges weighed in at 170.8, it would still be considered hitting the 170 pound mark. The implication from Diazland: this was some hometown bullshit going on right here, homie! But I didn’t bother blogging about it because Christ, how many conspiracies and perceived fuck-overs can you write about before just going numb to it all?
Now all that junk is coming back in the form of an official complaint from Camp Diaz against the Quebec commission. Not only for the alleged weigh-in shenanigans, but for ‘failing to properly drug test Georges St Pierre':
“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.
Since Diaz is getting to be an expert on filing complaints with commissions, he should know he has very little chance of success in this quest. The commissions themselves rule on official complaints and I doubt they’re about to find themselves at fault for anything. But maybe this is just laying the groundwork for another lawsuit like the one against the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
But while many of us cheered when Nick decided to take on the bullshit weed rules, I don’t think he’s going to have as much support on this one. Simply put, he looks like a sore loser trying to blame everyone but himself for his loss at UFC 158. Let’s be clear: Georges didn’t win because the commission allowed him an extra fraction of a pound (not that there’s any evidence he was even over 170 to begin with). And I fully expect any further steroid allegations to be just as baseless as the ones Nick was making leading up to the fight.
Heaven forbid Diaz’s team look inwards at the problems and issues they had that led to Nick’s lackluster performance last Saturday night. Instead, everyone seems like they’d rather blame everyone else.