Corrected: GSP admits he could have weighed 170.4 pounds at UFC 158

Note: La Presse misquoted GSP. He actually said "he could have" weighed 170.4 pounds. Woah. Talk about throwing fuel on the fire. UFC Welterweight…

By: Nate Wilcox | 10 years ago
Corrected: GSP admits he could have weighed 170.4 pounds at UFC 158
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Note: La Presse misquoted GSP. He actually said “he could have” weighed 170.4 pounds.

Woah. Talk about throwing fuel on the fire. UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has told the Canadian French-language media that he believes he weighed in for UFC 158 at 170.4 pounds — 0.4 pounds over the normal championship limit of 170 pounds on the nose.

Here’s a rough translation of what GSP told the Associated Press per La Presse:

“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,” St. Pierre said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press.

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.

Nick Diaz and his camp have called for an investigation of this very unusual decision by the Quebec authorities to dispense with the normal exact weight limits for championship fights. St. Pierre’s statements will doubtless re-ignite the on-going controversy.

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Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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