Nate Marquardt Assumes He'll Be Back in UFC, but Not Overlooking Tarec Saffiedine
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http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ -- Nate Marquardt speaks with a quiet confidence that will never be mistaken for bravado.
Maybe that's why he's often overlooked as one of the longstanding veterans of the sport, when, in fact, he's been fighting professional nearly 14 years.
All that time and 44 professional bouts has taught Marquardt a thing or two, and chief among them is to not look past what's immediately in front of you.
He has done that in the past, looking past an opponent or two while fighti
Tarec Saffiedine talks about his upcoming fight with Nate Marquardt and more at the Strikeforce pre-fight press conference Thursday. Subscribe to our channel for more MMA videos! Click here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mmafightingonsbn - Check us out on Facebook (Facebook.com/MMAFighting) and follow us on Twitter (@MMAFighting)! - MMA Fighting http://www.mmafighting.com watch video >>
Ahead of his return to the Octagon at UFC 158 against Jake Ellenberger, Nate Marquardt says he subconsciously looked past his last opponent in Strikeforce, Tarec Saffiedine. Subscribe to our channel for more MMA videos! Click here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... - Check us out on Facebook (Facebook.com/MMAFighting) and follow us on Twitter (@MMAFighting)! - MMA Fighting http://www.mmafighting.com watch video >>
http://prommanow.com -- ProMMAnow.com's Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore caught up with Team Quest fighter Tarec Saffiedine following his win over Roger Bowling at "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" in San Diego on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Tarec talks about the fight and says he wants the Strikeforce 170-pound champ Nate Marquardt next. watch video >>
Tarec Saffiedine talks win over Bowling at Strikeforce, wants Nate Marquardt next watch video >>
Strikeforce's next event is starting to slowly come together.
According to sources close to the event, Nate Marquardt will defend his Strikeforce welterweight title against Tarec Saffiedine at a planned Jan. 12 event. A host city and venue is still unknown at this time. The fight is expected to be televised on Showtime.
Strikeforce has yet to officially announce the fight, which has been verbally agreed to by all parties involved.
Marquardt (32-10-2) won the Strikeforce belt in his promotional debut when he knocked out Tyron Woodley in July. Meanwhile, Saffiedine (13-3) has won his last three fights in a row, most recently defeating Roger Bowling via unanimous decision in August.
Strikeforce hasn't held an event since that August show, headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman. Since then, the promotion canceled September and November shows due to injuries.
Showtime and Strikeforce announced last month that they were planning a " watch video >>
Nate Marquardt vs Tarec Saffiedine Fight Prediction by Paulie G
The official Strikeforce weigh in event for "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" went down a little earlier today (Jan. 11, 2013) from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
You can get all the weigh in results through our live video blog by clicking here.
"Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" is headlined by a welterweight title fight pitting Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine and wouldn't you know it, the two 170-pounders came nose-to-nose this afternoon to tie a ribbon around today's scale-tipping festivities.
Also staring each other down were Daniel Cormier and Dion Staring. "DC" was as high as 20-1 in the betting lines, something the former Olympian considers "disrespectful," as anything can happen on fight night.
And let's not forget about longtime "Warmaster," Josh Barnett, coming face-to-face with Austrian "Hun," Nandor Guelmino. watch video >>
tarec saffiedine vs nate marquardt Full Fight Preview & Prediction watch video >>
Tarec Saffiedine talks about his gameplan against Nate Marquardt, whether he was sure the judges would award him the victory, achieving his long term goal of becoming champion, and more with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Subscribe to our channel for more MMA videos! Click here:http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mmafightingonsbn - Check us out on Facebook (Facebook.com/MMAFighting) and follow us on Twitter (@MMAFighting)! - MMA Fighting http://www.mmafighting.com watch video >>
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