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Nate Marquardt is headed to the UK

Nate Marquardt’s quest for a new home has ended: he’ll be headed over to England to fight for BAMMA, a promotion that’s been filling the UFC void and putting on mid-sized shows with talent like Shogun Rua, Joey Villasenor, Alex Reid and War Machine. There’s a whole bunch of hogwash about how Marquardt chose BAMMA largely because they were (kinda sorta) committed to drug testing, but I’m thinking he signed because the organization is one of the few with the kind of big name Marquardt needs to fight if he wants to stay relevant: Paul Daley.

Paul would be BAMMA’s welterweight champ at the moment if he hadn’t missed weight for his last fight with them by half a pound, and Fighters Only has people saying a Marquardt vs Daley fight is one obstacle away:

Daley is booked for this July 30th where he will face Tyron Woodley at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. BAMMA will be watching that match closely and if Daley escapes injury he will be asked to face Marquardt at their September 10th show with the BAMMA welterweight title on the line.

It doesn’t hurt that Daley is one of the people who ‘kicked Marquardt while he was down’, as Nate likes to see it. Here’s how Paul welcomed him to BAMMA on Facebook:

“Nate “the great hormone using mate” marq’fart has signed with BAMMA, I beg for the chance to make him eat his words, calling me a coward!” he wrote.

Heh. Marq’fart. Nice one bruva!

  • G Funk


  • Mixed Martial Adam

    BAMMA employs Ninja Rua not Shogun. Well, used to employ Ninja before he retired in shame…

  • kvelertak

    battle of the douchebag losers.

  • lukustra

    the battle of the forever banned ex-UFC fighters.

  • Reverend Clint

    i kinda hope roid rage takes out dumbass

  • Redping

    No way, I am going for dumbass in this one. Rocking Nick Diaz twice is better than using supplements to knock out a BJJ guy and a miniature middleweight

  • CAP

    And I doubt Nate can lay on Symtex for three full rounds. This should be an entertaining fight. As long as Woodley doesn’t lay on Symtex for his next match and spoil it.

  • Reverend Clint

    Nate is gonna spike him and his nappy hair is going to stick to the cage floor like velcro

  • frickshun

    ^^Ha!! That doesn’t even make sense.

  • Reverend Clint

    neither does your mom nor this sentence

  • frickshun

    Get out of the holodeck. You’re losing your edge.

  • Reverend Clint

    i need outta your wife she’s sucking the life outta me

  • frickshun

    You can’t afford her.

  • Reverend Clint

    who says i pay