Whether or not you agree with the notion of Nick Diaz as top contender, few folks would argue against the entertainment value involved in the welterweight’s crack at champion Georges St-Pierre’s gold. After months and months of trash-talk, the two are finally on the cusp of colliding inside the Octagon and will simply need to hit their weight-related marks to make things official.
Diaz and St-Pierre stepped on the scale this afternoon with the rest of the lineup for UFC 158 and, as usual, Five Ounces of Pain was be tuned in to relay results back to our readers as things unfold in real time. Diaz clocked in at 169 pounds with GSP being one pound heavier. As expected, the two shared an intense staredown albeit one only lasting a split second before UFC President Dana White intervened on the cusp of it getting physical. Neither had much to say after weighing in, though St-Pierre promised to “walk the walk” come showtime.
A full list of UFC 158 weights can be found below:
Reuben Duran (135 lbs) vs. George Roop (135 lbs)
T.J. Dillashaw (135 lbs) vs. Issei Tamura (135 lbs)
Rick Story (169 lbs) vs. Quinn Mulhern (168 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (155 lbs) vs. John Makdessi (155 lbs)
Jordan Mein (170 lbs) vs. Dan Miller (171 lbs)
Darren Elkins (145 lbs) vs. Antonio Carvalho (145 lbs)
Patrick Cote (169 lbs) vs. Bobby Voelker (169 lbs)
Mike Ricci (156 lbs) vs. Colin Fletcher (155 lbs)
Chris Camozzi (185 lbs) vs. Nick Ring (183 lbs)
Jake Ellenberger (170 lbs) vs. Nate Marquardt (171 lbs)
Carlos Condit (169 lbs) vs. Johny Hendricks (171 lbs)
Georges St-Pierre (170 lbs) vs. Nick Diaz (169 lbs)