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    NATE MARQUARDT RELEASED FROM UFC!

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:42 pm

    Incase you guys didn't see Sheldan's post, Nate has been released!

    From MMA Junkie :

    "PITTSBURGH – Onetime UFC middleweight title challenger Nate Marqaurdt (31-10-2 MMA, 10-4 UFC) had hoped to drop to the welterweight division.

    Instead, he's the one who's been dropped.

    Less than one hour after the UFC officially announced that Marquardt has been scratched from Sunday's UFC on Versus 4 event, UFC president Dana White informed the world Marquardt also has been released from the organization.

    "I'm sure you heard that Nate Marquardt is out," White said in a short video clip posted on his Twitter account. "It's true. He failed his medicals. Not only is he out of this fight, out of the main event on Versus, he will no longer be with the UFC."

    Neither White nor Marquardt's management team were immediately available when contacted for comment.

    The announcement comes on the heels of a hectic afternoon in which sources told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Marquardt "did not receive medical clearance" and was pulled from a planned main-event bout with Rick Story. Charlie Brenneman was quickly tapped as a last-minute replacement, and a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry was promoted to the evening's featured slot.

    Specifics on the reasoning for the scratch have not yet been announced.

    Marquardt has yet to speak publicly on the matter, but his management team talked to MMAjunkie.com prior to his apparent release from the promotion.

    "Nate is really disappointed," a representative said. "He really was looking forward to making his welterweight debut, and he plans to be back in there as soon as possible."

    Unfortunately for Marquardt, "there" currently doesn't appear to be the octagon."

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    Post  The_Axe_Emperor on Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:58 pm

    What could he have possibly done to cause this much shit?

    Maybe Dana caught him smuggling a thousand bottles of vaseline into the arena... scratch
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:03 am

    Nate the Grease must have been caught cheating again. No way they only found out today that he didn't pass the medicals. Carano was pulled like a week before her fight so there's more to it. Failed drug test is my bet.
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:08 am













    Drug test results usually dont come out this fast and there would need to be a B sample tested to confirm. In MMA usually word gets out a few weeks after fight has actually taken place.


    My bet is him getting caught doing an oil change !! For those of you who dont know, it means supplying someone elses piss instead of yours, like what Thiago Silva did.


    As i said on other thread, good riddance this is good news for fans and for Hector Lombard who can actually fight someone worth getting noticed.
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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:31 am

    Weight issues seems to be the answer.
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    Post  The_Axe_Emperor on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:51 am

    Cowboy From Hell wrote:Weight issues seems to be the answer.


    Why would he be released from the UFC simply for 'weight issues'? If that were the case Rumble, Tibau, Alves etc would all be out of jobs and they're repeat offenders.

    There's more to this than the UFC and Nate's camp are letting on...
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    Post  Sheldan on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:56 am

    Ariel Helwani asked Dana White for an interview but Dana declined, however Ariel said that Dana is still expected to appear on the Versus pre-show programme tomorrow before the event, so maybe that will be the soonest we can expect any clear answer to what has gone on.
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    Post  ChelseaQuinsfan on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:57 am

    I'm pretty shocked by this, something's gone on that we don't know about. It could be to do with drugs, and it wouldn't be his first time either or as Meanie said he could have been caught trying to switch the piss test. I'm surprised, but it's not really a big loss. He's probably on his way to Bellator now or he might go get a job in Japan.
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    Post  rudeboyben84 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:20 pm

    Fucking hell this is a shocker, ive no idea why he would get released but swapping a piss test sounds the most pausible to be... Nate has been caught red handed juicing before so I wouldnt put something like that past him.

    Bad loss for the UFC, Nate would have been top 5 in the devision without a doubt. Im hoping he goes to Bellator to fight Askren and co.
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:03 pm

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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:01 pm

    The_Axe_Emperor wrote:
    Cowboy From Hell wrote:Weight issues seems to be the answer.


    Why would he be released from the UFC simply for 'weight issues'? If that were the case Rumble, Tibau, Alves etc would all be out of jobs and they're repeat offenders.

    There's more to this than the UFC and Nate's camp are letting on...

    I was just going on what most media outlets were going on last night now time has elapsed It seems there is far more to this probably Diuretic's
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:04 pm

    rudeboyben84 wrote:Fucking hell this is a shocker, ive no idea why he would get released but swapping a piss test sounds the most pausible to be... Nate has been caught red handed juicing before so I wouldnt put something like that past him.

    Bad loss for the UFC, Nate would have been top 5 in the devision without a doubt. Im hoping he goes to Bellator to fight Askren and co.

    GSP, Shields, Fitch, Koscheck, Alves, Diaz

    All better than Nate The Average. No way he would have been top 5.

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    Post  the_king on Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:11 pm

    bit of shock news this he must have said something.
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    Post  Mryzyz on Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:15 pm

    Maybe he 'accidentally' fell on something whilst doing some housework with no pants on.

    It certainly fits.

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    Post  quicksuperlee on Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:08 pm

    god its been ages since i replyed on here..im sooo lazy!!! anyway..

    just come back from holiday and in the hotel i was staying they had spike tv..so today (sunday) was Nate Marquardt day and from 1pm (eastern time usa) they were showing 11hrs ish of all of his fights in the ufc in a build up thing to the fight night!!! SOOO no wonder mr white is angry becasue he looks an idiot as spike were trying to build up this fight night!!!!

    funny!!!

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    Post  payneNglory1 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:19 pm

    Taking full responsibility for the problems that led to his firing over the weekend, Nate Marquardt explained that a high testosterone level caused by hormone replacement therapy (HRT) led to the medical suspension that knocked him from the main event of the recent UFC on Versus 4.

    Making his first public statements since the incident, Marquardt appeared with manager Lex McMahon on The MMA Hour for a one-hour interview to address the cause of his termination, which had been until now a mystery.

    He explained that in August 2010, issues with sluggishness, memory loss and irritability led him to see his primary care physician, who discovered he suffered from low testosterone levels and recommended HRT. Marquardt applied for and received an exemption from the New Jersey state athletic commission for his March 2011 fight over Dan Miller.

    The approval though, came with a caveat. After the fight, Marquardt needed to stop the treatment for eight weeks so state officials could re-check his levels and make sure his natural levels were indeed low, making the therapy a medical necessity.

    In the meantime, though, Marquardt accepted the fight with Story, and attempted to gain HRT clearance in Pennsylvania, the host state of the scheduled fight.

    Because of the eight-week treatment absence, Marquardt's levels fell low, and with three weeks remaining to his fight, Marquardt's doctor gave him a testosterone shot to combat the problem. Marquardt's levels were regularly monitored and as he approached fight week, he knew they were high, but expected them to drop to satisfactory levels by weigh-in day.

    "The week of the fight I requested several tests," Marquardt said. "Each test showed that the levels were going down. I took a test on weigh-in day, and it was still above the range the athletic commission was going to let me fight."

    "But [it was] in close proximity, and it had been trending down significantly throughout the week," McMahon added.

    At that point, Marquardt was informed he was not going to be allowed to fight and put on suspension.

    "There are things I messed up," he said. "I have to take responsibility."

    But, however, one thing the duo stressed is that Marquardt never made an effort to hide anything, and that he had been in constant contact with Pennsylvania's commission as well as the UFC, which was aware of the issue. In fact, not only had he gone through New Jersey, but also fights in Texas and Germany, in which he disclosed the situation to the governing bodies.

    "Nate was hiding nothing," McMahon said. "He made every effort to comply. When he found out his results were high, he ran out of time."

    Looking back, Marquardt, who cried at two different points of the interview, regrets several actions that may or may not have contributed to the problem. One thing he pointed out was that several years ago, he regularly took androstenediol, a popular supplement that was sold over-the-counter at nutrition shops until being reclassified as a steroid in 2005 and banned. Marquardt said he took the supplement for several years and wonders if it could have compromised his system and led to low testosterone production.

    He also said he should have better monitored his ranges through blood tests soon after taking his first testosterone shot.

    In addition, he added that when he went through the New Jersey commission protocol for an exemption, they raised some red flags about his doctor, including that he had prescribed an "off-label" prescription for Marquardt, basically meaning he had furnished Marquardt with a drug that was designed for a different use.

    "From what I understood, it was common for doctors to use it for that reason," Marquardt said.

    In retrospect, his team admits that should have been something that alerted their radar.

    "The NJ commission sent a very clear statement that the doctor he was using had been incomplete, was using protocols that were not approved by the USADA," McMahon said. "At that point in time, that should have been a significant indicator to go see a specialist, to go see someone whose core competency was this. So I think that's another area where Nate and our team have to take responsibility. At the end of the day, you're dealing with a high-level professional athlete, one of the best fighters in the world. How could you potentially jeopardize that situation? Go to the best doctor you could get your hands on."

    McMahon and Marquardt said he will no longer be using his original doctor and have begun the process of finding a highly qualified specialist.

    But as of now, his MMA career remains in limbo. Marquardt said that he took a test on Sunday morning that had him well within the standard to fight. He hopes to be taken off suspension as early as Wednesday, when the Pennsylvania commission members are scheduled to meet and review the most recent set of tests.

    But what is next for him remains for now, anyone's guess. McMahon said he's already received contract and fight offers for Marquardt, and that when he's ready to move on, it won't take long to find him a deal.

    Curiously, after a 14-fight tenure with the UFC, Marquardt and his team found out he had been fired like everyone else, through Dana White's online video just after weigh-ins. The two only had a short conversation after he was suspended by the commission, with White asking him "How you can you let this happen?" Because of White's anger, Marquardt said he was not overly shocked that he was cut, and that it was something he "half-expected." He added that he hopes to get another chance to fight in the UFC one day, but that it's something out of his control.

    "I just want to get past this situation right now, get off suspension, let the dust settle and go from there," he said, adding that when he does return, it will be as a welterweight.

    If there is one silver lining to this all, Marquardt says that the HRT use might have saved his marriage. The treatment, he said, took away the moodiness and irritability that made him difficult to live with.

    It's a choice he had reinforced shortly after he lost out on his big fight, and got fired from his big job. When speculation abounded and rumors and disgust were hurled his way, Team Marquardt closed its ranks.

    "Of course it's a nightmare and very stressful and unimaginable in certain instances, but at the same time, I lean on my faith in God," said Marquardt, who apologized to the UFC as well as his sponsors, friends and family. "My wife has been so supportive. I got back to the hotel after weigh-ins. My family was there, and i realized I'm still such a blessed man. My daughter's there, and my wife. I still feel very blessed."

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/06/28/nate-marquardt-breaks-silence-on-suspension-ufc-firing/
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    Post  manschesthair_utd on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:43 pm

    sluggishness, memory loss and irritability huh? Rolling Eyes

    this is just Nate trying to the system, like americans who go to the doctors about anything so they can get a medical marijuana license Very Happy

    I have very little sympathy.
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    Post  Mryzyz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:58 pm

    What? His symptoms led him to see a physician, who confirmed those symptoms were a result of low testosterone, and recommended the standard treatment for it.

    How is that 'trying the system'? Low testosterone is a pretty measurable thing.

    I don't think Nate was saying he felt a bit off in order to nefariously procure extra testosterone, which seems to be your suggestion?
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:25 pm














    He's fine,his low testosterone can probably be accounted for due to his prior use of peds.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:09 am

    There's a lie in there somewhere.

    One shot, 3 weeks ago, would not have his levels above the approved levels. Especially he'd not had any for 8 weeks.
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    Post  JStans1985 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:48 pm

    Something here doesn't add up to me?

    If he does just have elevated testosterone levels then I don't think he would have been cut. Chael had something similar but he's still signed with the UFC

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