The controversy between Nick Diaz, Georges St. Pierre, and the UFC never seems to end. Weigh-ins at UFC 158 have since only exacerbated this trend.
The video that was pulled from Youtube immediately following a DMCA complaint by the UFC has some interesting information about the protocol for the the weigh-ins at UFC 158. In the video, you have the UFC Senior VIce President of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Council notifying Nick Diaz and his crew that there was a .9 pound weight allowance for Nick’s bout against GSP.
Zuffa tried to claim that the video violated DMCA copyright regulations. Brent Brookhouse of bloodyelbow.com outlined the nature of the claim.
The video was of a conversation taken place in the stadium seats. The UFC does not own a copyright on conversations that take place in areas like that, nor does it own a copyright on anything actually shown in the video. The video doesn’t even show something like the Octagon, in which case the UFC could try to make some sort of claim that violated their copyright. It is strictly a conversation in the stadium seats.
With all of this information coming out, will this drive the UFC to give into Nick’s demands? Will he be given a rematch with GSP?