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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nate Marquardt released by the UFC





In a bizzare turn of events, UFC welterweight/middleweight contender Nate 'the Great' Marquardt has been released from the UFC. Marquardt, (10-4 UFC, 31-10 overall) made weight for his upcoming fight today versus Rick 'Horror' Story.

According to UFC president Dana White, Marquardt has failed his medical tests and "he will no longer be in the UFC". White posted a short video on his twitter account (video here: http://www.tout.com/m/nsphwl), that left many wondering what had happened.

What makes this move so bizzare is that prior to his release from the UFC, Marquardt was ranked the #4 contender for his contender. Even more bizzare is that fact that he is cut literally HOURS before his next fight, and is one of the UFC's top fighters.

I'll keep you guys updated on the situation, it has everyone (including me) puzzled.

20 comments:

phosports said...

noooooooooooo
cant believe it

blorriepoes said...

that would be sad.
+follow

braumaman said...

What's even worse is that it's been nearly 24 hours and there still aren't details. This is 2011, everyone has twitter, facebook, and talks openly to the media, how has this not leaked or something.

As far as Nate, I'm a huge fan of his, it's a bit unfortunate, but barring some sort of disease, I doubt he'll be gone for long. The UFC can't thrive if they don't have the top competition and Nate is clearly one of the 10 best fighters at any weight class he fights at. Top level fighters aren't expendable.

Triper said...

Good reading my friend.

Zach said...

@braumaman
I feel the same away, especially about the lack of information with plenty of media outlets. Apparently Nate's camp will be making a statement on Ariel Helwani's pre-fight show via twitter, maybe we'll shed some light there =/

menshans said...

Damn, being cut just hours before his match. That must suck!

cheshire said...

Conspiracies, conspiracies everywhere!

Jblogger said...

that sucks

Henry said...

Might it be drugs?

snoobyy said...

poor guy :(

gman said...

why on earth would he fail his medical tests? has he been doing drugs?

Intraman said...

how is that possible?

baka1236 said...

that's gotta suck for him

Bremsy said...

interesting :] wonder what happened

Skaerf said...

Hmmm sounds shady

Jesse Crows said...

that is unfortunate news :(

netw said...

that's some kind of mafia behind it, I bet

braumaman said...

Turns out his levels were too high but by the time the fight was going to start, his levels were on level with what they should have been.

Either way, the more I read, the more it seems that he's been doping his entire career. Sad stuff honestly.

Devour said...

I heard about this that must have really sucked for him "(

Katie said...

Awh man... that sucks!

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