What’s going on with this “Canadian loophole?” Sketchiness abounds at UFC 158 with the GSP and Diaz weigh-in.

Uhhhhhhh, not really sure what to say about what I just watched here, other than GSP being allotted an extra hour of weight cut time ten minutes before weigh-ins at UFC 158 by the Quebec Athletic Commission. Normally, you have a one pound allowance for fights, but for title fights, you have to hit the exact weight. Why, all of a sudden, was this caveat being made to GSP? At least it was granted to Nick Diaz as well, but still – what the hell? Sketchy, extremely sketchy. It makes me have flashbacks to GSP greasing against Penn. It upsets me greatly.

Here is the transcription of what took place right before weigh-ins at UFC 158 by the UG News:

Mersch comes up to Diaz and shakes his hand. The audio is inaudible at points, but most of the dialogue is clear.

“Here, they’re going to allow you and Georges to have an extra hour,” Mersch says. “Just in case somebody doesn’t make it.”

“But the good news is, they don’t count the decimal. If you’re 170.2 it’s 170. If it’s 170.9. it’s 170.”

A member of the Diaz camp responds, asking “why didn’t we know that before?”

Mersch continues.

“Should be fine, hopefully, other than that. Just so you guys are in the loop, if there’s …”

Again, a member of the Diaz camps responds, asking “why didn’t you tell us that yesterday?”

Mersch continues.

“Well, no,” he says. “It’s just something to keep in mind. That’s kind of an off the record type of thing. But keep that in mind. As long as he’s under 171, we should be good.

“But, there is a time period afterwards, for you and Georges only. All the other fighters have to make it the first time. Just letting you guys be in the loop, okay?”

“Good luck.”

A member of the Diaz camp quips, “that’s a loophole… A Canadian loophole.”

Here is the full, uncut video.