President Dana White (file photo) says Nate Marquardt is done in
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
Grudge Training Center product was 10-4 with the UFC, and
Silva for the promotion’s middleweight crown in July 2007.
Marquardt was stopped in the first round by punches.