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    Nate Marquardt Signs With Strikeforce

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    Feb 21, 2012 - Nate Marquardt's professional purgatory is over. One of the MMA world's top free agents, the veteran has been signed by Zuffa, but in a surprise move, inked to the UFC's sister promotion Strikeforce.

    The signing, confirmed by Zuffa's Dana White, was reported on Tuesday's edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight."

    Marquardt, a perennial top 10 middleweight during a six-year run in the UFC, is expected to compete as a welterweight in Strikeforce.

    The 32-year-old hasn't fought since last March, when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller at UFC 128.

    One of the more bizarre episodes in UFC history led to his release. In June 2011, Marquardt seemed set to make his welterweight debut in a match against Rick Story, but on the day of weigh-ins, he was denied a fighter's license by the Pennsylvania state athletic commission after failing to satisfy the requirements for a therapeutic use exemption for hormone replacement therapy.

    He was immediately cut from the organization by White.

    Just about one month later, Marquardt signed with UK promotion BAMMA, making him the highest-profile fighter in the organization's short history. As it turns out, he never actually fought in their cage.

    After Marquardt's BAMMA debut was delayed twice by the promotion, the two sides parted ways in January, allowing Marquardt to explore other opportunities.

    While UFC president Dana White said in the aftermath of the Marquardt firing that Marquardt would never fight for the UFC again, he never closed the door on a possible Strikeforce signing.

    Just last month, White seemed to acknowledge that he was open to a Marquardt return, saying "I don't dislike Nate. I like Nate very much. We'll see what happens."

    What happened is a return into the Zuffa family, where Marquardt will be a welcome addition to a division that is clearly lacking in veteran star power. Aside from Tyron Woodley, top fighters in the division include Tarec Saffiedine, Jordan Mein and Jason High.


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    Just give him the damn belt already

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    oh now come on , this wasn't about money!

    haha Radar, sees through the zuffa clouds pretty well
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    vs rockhard
    vs jacare
    vs lawler

    three good fights and then what?

    bring in lombard

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    i think he's trying to do 70's, Narb.

    vs daley would draw some aufmerksamkeit.
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    yeah but the 170 division in strikeforce is even thinner than the cleaned out MW division left by the UFC... strikeforce had a bomb ass MW division for a while

    scott smith
    lawler
    luke
    lindland
    jacare
    Shields
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    mayhem

    that was pretty solid in its day, but now.. meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narbegesicht View Post
    vs rockhard
    vs jacare
    vs lawler

    three good fights and then what?

    bring in lombard
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    Damn everybody has forgotten about Kennedy cause of 1 loss? He just beat Robbie Lawler
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    Also - Kennedy is probably going to step in on short notice to fight Jacare since other dude got dropped because Ohio wouldn't medically clear him cause of his contacts

    Edit: NM - Some loser named Bristol Marunde is going to fight Jacare. WTF is ZUFFA doing with Kennedy? Dude was supposed to fight Rockhold and the fight never happened now he's just sitting in limbo. God ZUFFA is trash.
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    oh oops, yea kennedy is legit

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    Kennedy is also getting fed up with only fighting twice a year.


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    feed him some cans in between the rematches with jacare, lawler, and mayhem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narbegesicht View Post
    feed him some cans in between the rematches with jacare, lawler, and mayhem
    Seriously fuck Zuffa. Dude isn't gonna be around forever. He's gonna redeploy before too long. He was razor close against Jacare and has gotten way better since he fought Mayhem.
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    Did you guys even bother to read the info? He's trying to make a run at 170.
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    How long before he pops hot again? Anyone wants to run a poll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance Surethrust View Post
    Did you guys even bother to read the info? He's trying to make a run at 170.
    Yeah, Woodley has no chance now. Hand over the belt to Nate....unless he pisses hot.


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