Monday, 25 March 2013
Late Rule change for Diaz vs GSP (Canadian Loophole).
A transcript of the above conversation between Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for the UFC Michael Mersh and the Diaz camp (via The Underground):
Mersh: "They're going to allow you and Georges to have an extra hour, 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." Team Diaz: "Why didn't we know that before?" Mersh: "Should be fine, hopefully, other than that. Just so you guys are in the loop, if there's ..."
Team Diaz: "Why didn't you tell us that yesterday?"
Mersh: "Well, no, 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!"
Team Diaz: "That's a loophole... A Canadian loophole."