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And Now He’s Fired: Nate Marquardt … Wait, What?

We blame ourselves.

Well holy shit. Word came out today that Nate Marquardt was having a bad day: he’d failed his medical clearances for his main event fight against Rick Story at tomorrow night’s UFC For Free (or whatever they’re calling it now). There weren’t a lot of details, but his management said it “only temporary” and that “Nate’s future is at welterweight.”

Marquardt’s day turned significantly worse just an hour later, when Dana Tweeted a terse video confirming that Marquardt was donezo:

“I’m sure you heard that Nate Marquardt is out. It’s true. He failed his medicals. Not only is he out of this fight, and out of the main event on Versus, he will no longer be with the UFC.”

WOW. We’re not ones to speculate, but it’s pretty obvious that BigDaddyWhite is pissed, like he’s holding the fighter responsible for some misdeed.

Oh and by the way, Marquardt will be replaced by Charlie Brenneman, who had originally been slated to fight TJ Grant. Grant pulled out of the bout three days ago due to illness, leaving Brenneman without a dance partner.

Feel free to let your imaginations run wild in the comments, and we’ll update you as soon as we hear something from Marquardt.


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Fedor Penn- June 27, 2011 at 9:56 am
I hope he goes to Japan where roids are not frowned upon. War Steroids!
AndyInflammatory- June 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm
the drug testing isnt finalised BEFORE the fight is it?

Thiago Silva, Sonnen, Gracie, Diaz, Bonner etc etc - all got busted after their fights were concluded.
whiterice- June 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Other guys have been suspended, not fired, for weight and/or roids. Nate is a star, he wouldn't be let go for that when others got off with fines and suspensions.
Goplataurself- June 26, 2011 at 9:23 am
Lol, nate isn't fired... They're just messing
with spike because he didn't pass medical
danomite- June 26, 2011 at 8:47 am
Maybe he's pregnant, like Gina.
mDino- June 26, 2011 at 8:19 am
let me just say quickly... ffFuck You dana white
Fatty McDickbutts- June 26, 2011 at 7:01 am
You guys, there's obviously a perfectly reasonable explanation for all of this: Nate Marquardt went on a three day sex-bender in Taiwan and ended up bringing back an itchy souvenir... Ask him if he regrets it though. ASK HIM.
ccman- June 26, 2011 at 6:31 am
i guess noone follws nate on twitter? I'm shocked
TheWarsawExpress- June 26, 2011 at 5:06 am
The only logical explanation involves kelly hutchinson, some super aids and DW's anus. You heard it here first.
ramses1134- June 26, 2011 at 4:30 am
nate has been caught for nandrolone before, i say it has to be roids. fighters have to submit medicals a week or 2 before the fight so they can be cleared by the athletic commission and have their license to fight in that state. if this is true, hes gonna have to go back to japan and fight for a while (like barnett did) and rebuild his name. but bellator should scoop him up after it goes away, right now they probably wont touch him cus u cant publicly condone his actions by granting him tons of money and a title shot. marquardt vs daley would be a good fight though.
bisping99- June 26, 2011 at 2:45 am
All I'm saying is.....TOMMY THE DUKE MORRISON........
RSparrow- June 26, 2011 at 1:59 am
Never seen this shit... gotta be something deeper guys
knucklesamitch- June 25, 2011 at 11:37 pm
Heh...maybe carano pulled out of her fight because shes pregnant, but neglected to tell nate before giving him some piss and now philly docs are trying to figure out how far along nate is.

Also, versus is still airing marquart/story promo (understandable), but why are they putting on the crawl that nate pulled out of his fight with rumble johnson...get your shit together versus
Spicymeatball- June 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm
Gina Carano just did the same thing. Gina trains at Jackson's with Nate. It's pretty obvious they were knockin boots and Gina gave Nate Randy Couture super herpes, it's the only thing that makes sense.
knucklesamitch- June 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm
In order to cut weight he got aids.
SnackDaddy- June 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm
It's very probable that his massive cut raised a radar or two (no homo) and they decided to do a drug test pre-fight. Damn, always thought he had a better future and less competition at middle-weight.
treetrunkchad- June 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm
New update, Nate fired after failing medical clearance due to being found to being pregnant and contracting the Clap in the process from Ortiz. Tito & Nate have then decided to go get married, but jsut now started a Twitter war.
Ballkick- June 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm
Nate was found to have a Gerbil soaked in Methamphetamine's snug as a bug in a rug, his rectum.
He was being advised by his new celebrity trainer ,.....Richard Geere.
X-rays and film, eleven.
ccman- June 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm
This one is kinda clear, he either has an illness\disease\or PED issue he had to admit to. Has had the illness or disease a while and realized he couldn't pass and has not disclosed it. DW for all his faults wouldn't fire nate unless he personally did something really stupid or lied. My bet is on lied.
DangadaDang- June 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm
Dayum. Welp...TO STRIKEFORCE?!
realfighterfan- March 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm
I heard nate Just had a extra big dildo shoved up his ass and his boyfriend spiked it with some more NANDROLONE which now proves Nate was innocent the first time he got busted for steroids in Nevada.. You see Nate says his boyfriend doesn't like him fighting and will do anything to get him to stop. If Nate jsut would have been more honest with everyone in first place and not tried to use that lame worn out old run of mill excuse that he bought a supplement form GNC and that made him fail for EXTREMELY HIGH LEVELS of BANNED STEROID NANDROLONE ie: DECA which by the way they don't sell at GNC. Nice try Nate. Time to bring your boyfriend out of closet Nate besides he probably wants his dildo back
Chiggs- June 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm
"why waste money drug screening them before fighting to have to spend money again after fighting???? think that through….."

Ummm, so they can catch the fucking Cheaters BEFOREHAND, so they dont have to do one after(even though they do another if positive comesup :/) They dont do it very often, but the Commishes do do them. And no apparently they can do testing when ever they want on whoever If I remember correctly the new rule they implemented, something to the effect though..
Chiggs- June 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm
"Nut Puncher 9000 Says:
Sat, 06/25/11 - 06:06

^wouldnt any disease have been detected prior to weigh ins? These guys are usually cleared medically before weigh ins…
It wouldnt make sense at all to have disease test results come in day before the event…"

Im not too sure tbh, Ill have to ask Alex Emelianenko :P Pretty sure his came back a day or two before his fight too no?

@Intercept440- Wait this one out? Stop Jumping to conclusions???? For fucksakes man, comeon, this is CP, thats what folks here do best :P
edhedicus- June 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm
No drug test would have come back this early. And if he missed weight he would have still been given the chance to fight with penalty and chastised but not fired. I don't think he has ever missed weight before.
I am thinking he got the clap or the HIV or something, and Dana is pissed because he was an idiot and didn't wrap his tool.
fightfan- June 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I live in Pittsburgh(South Hills) also and this is my 1st live event. I am pissed! Nate is/was my fav fighter(depending on the news) and now the card really sux for my 1st event!! What can u do?
Dirt- June 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm
This is just Dana Fucking With Spike

Though that pic could be the main reason to