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Wow. Nate Marquardt just got fired

From headline to unemployment line in the matter of a few hours. Dana White just announced Nate Marquardt was fired via a flipvideo. MMA Junkie with the transcript:

“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.”

The plot thickens.

*UPDATE* Via MMA Fighting. Sounds like it was over not making weight:

“I was looking forward to my welterweight debut. I’m sorry I let everyone down,” Marquardt said in a short statement released to MMA Fighting.

Representatives from the commission were not immediately available to explain the decision.

A source in Marquardt’s camp said the fighter believed he could make weight before commission members ruled him out.

Jeez, what ever happened to losing a percentage of your purse? It’s a good thing Rumble Johnson pulled out a while ago, his corner usually has to wheel him around on a gurney with an IV to make weight. No way this hardass commish would have allowed that to go down.

*UPDATE #2* Casey from All Elbows was with Nate Marquardt all day and reports no apparent problems with Nate’s cut. THE PLOT THICKENERINGS AGAIN!

  • shillyer

    Dana looks pissed in the video (I would know because I watch a lot of the tv show “lie to me”) so I guessing that it is some fuck up by Nate and not an injury that would keep him from competing 

  • Billytk

    I’m sure it’s a Fuck up by Nate even Dana wouldn’t fire someone for having a legit injury

  • glassjawsh

    he mustve been like 20 or 30 lbs over still to get shit canned over not making weight

  • Letibleu

  • Billytk

    wow did Nate really get fired for not making weight!! with all the guys in the UFC that fail to make weight on a regular basis Nate misses once and gets the boot!?! I hope there’s more to it then that

  • Letibleu

    He failed the MEDICALS. Everything seemed fine. He looked good at the open workouts yesterday. People around him are tweeting he was on weight and it was an easy cut.

  • FiveBoltMain


  • shillyer

    still dana looked pissed. so not just some kind of injury, but some fuck up on nates part.

    maybe he was useing coke to cut weight. 

  • caspersghost

    Dana seems pissed at something; pointing at the camera and and showing no remorse. There’s more to this than a problem with his physical examination.

  • P W

    So what the heck does “fail ones medicals” mean? He suddenly caught the plague or something?

  • Remco Pardoel

    Could he have tried to hide HIV or some other communicable illness?

  • Geoffr0y

    We know it’s not weight so what could make The Bald One so angry besides his main event fighter showing up before game day and popping for steriods?

  • Letibleu

    I guess when trevor Whittman said “he is out to make a statement this weekend” he wasnt kidding!

    I think he is either:

    A) Preggo


    B) tried to hide ginger disease

  • Letibleu

    …and you dont pop for steroids like that. Its a little more complicated than that to test for.

  • caspersghost

    All indicators are that it’s not the weight cut (peeps from his camp have said since his release that it was in fact going ridiculously easy), but he failed the medical and something happened that was big enough for Dana to get seriously pissed and fire him on the spot. My current bet is that either Nate refused to comply with all parts of the test or slapped the doctor.

  • caspersghost

    I’m hoping it’s the WHIZZINATOR tho’. That would be hilarious.

  • Geoffr0y

    “…and you dont pop for steroids like that. Its a little more complicated than that to test for.”

    lol yeah, the tests take a bit more time than that but still, what did he did do for real?


  • Bling Crosby

    I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that blood taken from a medical test just closed the books on 30 unsolved rapes.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ win

  • Komodo
  • aaronb

    Probably busted using the black whizzinator?

  • iamphoenix

    nate got fired because dana fired nate because of spiketv’s nate marathon of nate.


  • DJ ThunderElbows

    This had to be him juicing again.  They sometimes do a pre-screening for people who have popped before, like Nate – so who knows?

  • Blackula Jonez

    lol @ bling crosby, but yeah nate’s bloodwork probly came back not looking too good. And by not good I’m gonna guess horse meat.

  • malonth

    I don’t think blood work can come back that fast. Dana wouldn’t fire him for hiding an injury. He must have been caught trying to use fake pea.

  • Letibleu

    I could see him refusing to pee BUT, that is commission folk, not the medical. he FAILED the medical. Maybe they discovered a giant vagina which only come out against wrestlers…

  • thingvolds

    juice. hes a known cheater and juicer. you can get almost instant results for most major roid tests with a swab or piss cup now. hes a scumbag anyway so good riddance

  • Letibleu

    Funny thing is it would still make him more honest than you.

  • Spicoli

    Yah, Why did it take so long for the rest of the turds to make this guess? lol. duh, of course it was juicing or something along those lines. Making weight wouldn’t be a mystery.

  • iamphoenix

    who are the rest of the turds?

  • Blackula Jonez

    Its the same as when Ryan Dunn died and everyone wanted to give it a couple days/wait until the autopsy to make drunk driving jokes. You can wait until the official word or go with the most obvious conclusion.

  • Letibleu

    Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups.


    Going down the list of things that would get a fighter insta fired, its short.

  • Redping

    LOL @ marklar. I’m personally pissed Story didn’t get to body-shot him into oblivion, but this was a pretty funny thing to wake up to. Brenneman’s chances are slim! lolol, maybe he’ll make a name for himself though, the spaniard actually deserves some of the attention nate had. My only thought is that maybe they’ve immediately upped th drug testing? I mean they said they were going to step it up, whats the chances they decided to swab test their main event fighter for bull-penis-pills or chael-semen-protein-shake or whatever, and he came up negative. I don’t know about you fuckers but I’ve never failed a medical for a job application by failing to comply with the ten questions i’m asked, this is pretty likely to be PED related. In any case, IK think it’s great that there’s a marathon of Nate on TV, I reckon screwing spike might’ve been a nice bonus for Dana. He could’ve tested positive for ANYTHING though right? Like if he was positive for weed wouldn’t the commission still see that as illegal?

  • Letibleu

    Ryan on twitter:


  • Letibleu

    Its bad:

    A representative for Marquardt said the fighter wasn’t immediately available for comment. “It’s not time to talk yet,” agent Kelly Crigger wrote in an e-mail.

    He molested Dana Whites doctor.

  • iamphoenix

    didn’t think nate was a rapist. i’m updating my facebook status right now.


  • Letibleu

  • OpenPalmClosedMind

    doubt its the juice. not that he wouldn’t but i doubt dana is firing anyone for peds

  • P W

    If it was roids I’m pretty sure Dana would throw a couple of f-bombs into that announcement. Now it almost felt like he held back. I’m going with undisclosed disease.

  • thingvolds

    i doubt its any kind of undisclosed disease, unless cheap shotting and steroid abuse is a disease. then nate definitely has a disease.

    usually when a fighter says “im sorry i let everyone down”, it means they knowingly did something that fucked everything up.

    i wouldnt be too surprised if dana shitcanned him for another failed ped test. the guy hasnt turned out to be good business for the ufc. the first time nate got caught juicing in the ufc, it was a fairly high profile embarrassment. it was his debut, he was hyped as the former kop and big time prospect. he won his fight and then failed the test. then the disgraceful fight with leites, where he was repeatedly cited for obviously illegal strikes, and tried to kill the fucking guy with a pile driver. also the cheap shot and greasing claims against palhares doesnt help.

    i used to be a big fan of his back in pancrase until the almeida incident. now i cant stand the guy.

  • Letibleu
  • Letibleu

    This rulesvideo  out almost everything and leaves pretty much one thing…

    This is the entire weight cut on video. The cut or the side effects of the cut are not the issue. He made weight. Anything related to that would not have resulted in a firing.

  • scissors61

    Fuckin’ weird, man. 


  • malonth

    Here is my guess. Nate had to provide a blood or urine sample to pass his medicals. Nate was juicing and having a private lab monitor his samples and knew he would test dirty. And Nate said fuck it, why give the commission a dirty sample? That’s why Dana said Nate has know about this for a while.

  • CAP

    They’ve said he’s known about the issue for 6 weeks and didn’t clear “it” up. That alone sounds weird. Can you cycle off roids in 6 weeks? I wouldn’t know. And if so why would they even give him that chance if that’s the case. WTF.