Nate Marquardt severs ties with BAMMA

by Ariel Helwani | source:

According to Nate Marquardt's manager Lex McMahon, the UK-based BAMMA has agreed to release Marquardt from his contract following the organization's decision to delay their ninth event from Feb. 11 to March 24. Marquardt was scheduled to fight Yoshiyuki Yoshida in the main event of BAMMA 9 for the organization's welterweight title.

This marks the second time BAMMA has delayed Marquardt's promotional debut, as he was originally scheduled to fight for BAMMA in December.

"Nate is disappointed that he has not been able to fight for BAMMA and the UK fans," McMahon said. "However, given the situation that BAMMA removed him as the headliner from BAMMA 8 and have elected to reschedule BAMMA 9 to March 24, 2012 all parties concerned feel that it is in Nate's best interest to explore other options at this stage. Nate is one of the best fighters in the world and looks forward to fighting the best competition possible. Both Nate and I wish BAMMA all the best in their future endeavors."

Marquardt signed with BAMMA in July, following his release from the UFC in June, one day before his main event fight against Rick Story after the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission ruled that his testosterone levels were above the approved limit.

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Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

1/13/12 6:23 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

send him to Strikeforce and let him work his way back into the UFC.

Galaxie65 site profile image  

1/13/12 3:57 PM by Galaxie65

bullshit indeed. hopefully nate ends up back where he belongs (the UFC) and can resume moving his career forward

Chuckles site profile image  

1/13/12 3:49 PM by Chuckles

Yes, that was bullshit.Nate is easily a top 10 MW and should still be fighting the best.

superCalo site profile image  

1/13/12 3:46 PM by superCalo

Is he still depressed ?

iSuckAtPickingFights site profile image  

1/13/12 3:36 PM by iSuckAtPickingFights

Strikeforce shud sign him n give him last fifth chance

fob bob site profile image  

1/13/12 3:33 PM by fob bob

nate's game is exciting with knockout potential. can always use that in the ufc.

HOWtasteMYbigPP site profile image  

1/13/12 3:04 PM by HOWtasteMYbigPP

I imagine the UFC will bring him back very soon ala Miguel Torres.

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1/13/12 2:31 PM by nogblublt

Hope he at least gets a chance at strikeforce he's a legit mw or ww whatever he decides. He'd probably be very dominant in SF

303 site profile image  

1/13/12 2:27 PM by 303

Never should have been let go from UFC anyway.

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1/13/12 2:24 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Yes iPhone (Apple) sponsor Bamma. Nate's blatant use of his Android phone has not gone down well.