UFC President Dana White (file photo) says Nate Marquardt is done in the UFC.


Following Saturday’s news that Nate Marquardt was forced from Sunday’s UFC Live 4 card just prior to the event’s official weigh-ins, UFC President Dana White posted a video on his verified Twitter account stating that the one-time middleweight title challenger will be released from the Las Vegas-based promotion.

“He failed his medicals,” said White. “Not only is he out of this fight, and out of the main event on Versus, he will no longer be with the UFC.”

Marquardt, 32, was slated to make his UFC welterweight debut and headline the event against Rick Story before he was pulled for the card due to unknown medical issues. Story will now face AMA Fight Club welterweight Charlie Brenneman. The bill, set to go down at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, will now feature a main event pitting Patrick Barry against fellow kickboxer Cheick Kongo.

The Grudge Training Center product was 10-4 with the UFC, and challenged Anderson Silva for the promotion’s middleweight crown in July 2007. Marquardt was stopped in the first round by punches.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Conor McGregor just forced Dana White's hand (Yahoo Sports)

  • 14 days ago
  • 45 views

From Yahoo Sports: Thursday may have been Conor McGregor's greatest promotion ever. He won not just the court of public opinion but possibly forced Dana White to put him back on the UFC 200 card. read news >>

Conor McGregor just forced Dana White's hand (Yahoo Sports)

  • 14 days ago
  • 36 views

From Yahoo Sports: Thursday may have been Conor McGregor's greatest promotion ever. He won not just the court of public opinion but possibly forced Dana White to put him back on the UFC 200 card. read news >>

UFC 197 pre-fight facts: Better resume – Jon Jones or Demetrious Johnson?

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

The organization has stacked the deck with Saturday’s UFC 197 event. For more on the numbers behind all the matchups, check out 55 pre-fight facts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 197 Video: Cody East’s Journey to His UFC Debut

  • 13 days ago
  • 17 views

Get to know the newest potential star from the series Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight, Cody East. He's a product from the famed JacksonWink camp and will debut at UFC 197. read news >>

10 reasons to watch UFC 197, including MMA's top 2 pound-for-pound fighters

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

How about something non-Conor McGregor related? Saturday’s UFC 197 event has you covered, and we’ve got 10 good reasons to tune in.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 200 Press Conference Video Replay: Conor McGregor Out; Jon Jones In?

  • 13 days ago
  • 167 views

Watch the UFC 200 press conference video replay, where Dana White declared that Conor McGregor has been ruled out, but Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier is possible. read news >>

VIDEO: If Nate Diaz Isn’t Fighting Conor McGregor at UFC 200, He’s Going on Vacation

  • 12 days ago
  • 53 views

UFC president Dana White wanted to keep Nate Diaz on the UFC 200 fight card after he ruled out Conor McGregor's participation, but it doesn't appear that White and Diaz are on the same page. Diaz say read news >>

Conor McGregor Fires Back at Dana White's Comments at UFC 200 Presser

  • 12 days ago
  • 2228 views

The press conference that the world has been waiting for. With UFC 197 just a day away, the UFC wanted to whet fans' appetites for UFC 200 with a press conference featuring the headliners for all thr read news >>

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux Weigh-In Video Replay

  • 12 days ago
  • 23 views

The 24 fighters competing on Saturdays UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux fight card officially weighed in on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>

White shoots down Khabib Nurmagomedov’s tweet: ‘I wasn’t in that meeting’

  • 12 days ago
  • 25 views

It certainly was news to UFC President Dana White that Khabib Nurmagomedov was in the running for UFC 200.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>