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Nate Marquardt Wants Paul Daley for BAMMA Debut, Daley has Other Plans

“Cut to 170? In how long? Like we don’t already know how this will end.”

When former UFC middleweight Nate Marquardt initially signed with BAMMA, most of us wondered who, aside from Paul Daley, Marquardt could fight in the organization. Nate Marquardt is currently set to make his BAMMA debut at BAMMA 8 on December 10 in Nottingham, England. While Nate has been busy vying for a fight with Paul Daley, it is starting to look like this fight may not happen. At least not any time this year.

Earlier this week, Paul Daley took to his website, stating, “I’m sorry to announce that I will not be fighting on the BAMMA 8 card in Nottingham on 10th December. Details as to why I will not be appearing on this card will remain undisclosed. I was most definitely looking forward to competing in front of my home town crowd, and was positive the event would have gone down in, not only Nottingham’s prestigious fighting history, but in UK MMA history as well… The rumours of a possible matchup between myself and Nate are now extremely unlikely to happen.”

Not to read too much into the whole undisclosed reasons thing, but Paul Daley is currently set to fight fellow UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti at an October Ringside MMA event. Perhaps he just doesn’t want rush himself into a fight with Nate Marquardt on short notice. But that last sentence? What can possibly be keeping Paul Daley from fighting Nate Marquardt? It’s not like Paul Daley has to worry about Zuffa calling him, considering its lack of a 176 lb division. And that whole lifelong ban thing, I guess. Is Daley assuming that Nate Marquardt will crush his opponent at BAMMA 8 and then get called back up to the UFC?

Nate Marquardt seems just as confused by this statement. As he told to MMAWeekly, “I don’t know if he’s scared that he can’t make weight or what. I don’t get it.” Really? Do you need us to spell it out for you?

What’s your take on this? Will this fight never happen, or is Paul Daley just delaying the inevitable? And who can BAMMA find to fight Nate Marquardt? Your thoughts below.

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snakey- September 18, 2011 at 2:12 am
Keyboard warriors rise to this post. I just don't get how so many of you guys jump on Daley, Diaz, Hardy, etc. These guys, win or lose, bring on the fight. Even Dana White appreciates this. Just because they aren't Captain America, does not mean they deserve the disrespect that they receive.
The guy made one mistake and now we wish him the worst?
Nice job.
mt59801- September 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm
It's Dec 10th, I'm not even being a smartass when I say there's no way Daley would make weight by then. Looking at his record I'm guessing the guy must walk around at 400-500lbs.
IronClad- September 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm
They both turd burgs. I would like to see Chael and Nate inject as many steroids as possible then fight each other. It'd be god damn sawsome.
intercept440- September 17, 2011 at 11:12 am
nah son, daley just needs time to score some rhoids so that when he fights nate, they will be on even ground
Seoul Brother- September 17, 2011 at 11:08 am
What a useless fucking prick. Paul Daley needs to get slapped around like the little bitch he is. Maybe if he wasn't such an egotistical cunt, he'd call up someone like Mike Dolce to help him consistently stay at a weight class.
ccman- September 17, 2011 at 11:04 am
Nate the 'eh' couldn't even win in Warrior. FYI, finally saw, anyone else really disappointed they allowed the fighter to continue with a dislocated shoulder for 2 rounds? and allowed him to fight without a corner? Serious human cock fighting myth building there.
macreadysshack- September 17, 2011 at 10:59 am
Even his sucker-punch is ineffective. Kos looked like he was swatting a fly off his face.
macreadysshack- September 17, 2011 at 10:57 am
I want to see Nate absolutely demolish some canz. If Daley is the best we can serve up to him, he'll be getting Shamrock style canz.

Daley's 'will remain undisclosed' (what, like forever?) BS is just more crap from a craptastic fighter. Let's get this guy out of the ink now, m'kay?
parchy mcthirst- September 17, 2011 at 10:56 am
Who's Dailey?