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.

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