“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!