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Piledriver Power!

(Nate Marquardt knows he’s been point-deducted out of a victory and decides to have a little WWE-style fun at the end of his fight with Thales Leites on Saturday. Strangely, Herb Dean decides to let this one go. Image courtesy of this UG thread.)

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John Parker- June 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm
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Ronny Z- June 9, 2008 at 1:11 pm
When Mr. Marquardt went for that piledriver, it's clear winning the match was no longer an option. He wanted hurt his opponent in the worst way possible. Nate has no one but himself to blame to intentionally throwing that match away. In addition, the ref in that match needs to get the same punishment for allowing that move to take place as well as the guilty party. A total lack of professional displayed on both ends.
Molems- June 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm
Wasss.... GoiN ....ON....
vee- June 9, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Fine, the referee missed that call,
got one correct point-deduction
and messed up the elbow strike.

. . . and some fans really want to complain that Marquardt was robbed of a victory?!?
That's a very dangerous move and can cause a fighter some serious damage.
Jeff- June 9, 2008 at 11:38 am
Ya I mean it isn't really hard to to just know the rules and call violations when you see them, why is it so difficult for refs sometimes?

Big John rules though...
shutupandfight- June 9, 2008 at 1:05 am
they get these fuggin reftards from temp services or what?

this shit's getting to be a bad joke.
perkedel- June 8, 2008 at 11:02 pm
I agree with most of you fools here. They need to re-visit Nate's so called 'pile driver' and drop some sort of punishment on his ass!
Hexdizzy- June 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm
Marquardt should be suspended. He is an experienced fighter that no doubt knows better than to use a stupid bitch move like that. He only did it because of the point deductions. I lost all respect for that fool. I hope he doesn't get that rematch. You lost! face it and let it go!
You just put the MMA image back to square one.
mayhemshigh- June 8, 2008 at 8:40 pm
thats nothing like rampages power bomb.... you suck and give pot smokers a bad name
mayhem420- June 8, 2008 at 7:27 pm
Looks like he was going for the Rampage Powerbomb but just did not have enough left to pull it off.
walrus- June 8, 2008 at 7:18 pm
that's showmanship

pure showmanship
Rycanto- June 8, 2008 at 7:15 pm
Digg this one
RealDrew- June 8, 2008 at 6:48 pm
The referees were horrible.

Lets revisit all the bad calls of UFC 85:
1) Vega stoppage. This is the same ref that let Kimbo take 20 unanswered shots from the bottom.
2) Marquardt point deduction for the strike to the back of the head. That wasn't an illegal strike whereas
3) The pile driver was an illegal move that was not penalized.
4) The Thiago Tavarez upkick to the face of Matt Wiman during the first round. Wiman clearly had his knees on the ground.

At least there weren't any controversial decisions. I don't know where these state athletic commisions are getting their people, but they really need to re-evaluate their HR department.
Zackary Adams- June 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm
Mr. Marquardt should have his purse taken from him for such an illegal and near death causing move. The Undertaker, on the otherhand, should be impressed.
lolwut- June 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm
pffff Bob Sapp's is still the #1 MMA piledriver in my books.