Dana White: MC Hammer convinced me on Nate Marquardt’s return

by Oscars Dean | source: bettor.com

UFC President Dana White recently revealed that Nate Marquardt was signed by the ZUFFA-owned Strikeforce, after being released by the UFC in June of 2011, for being denied a license to fight by the Pennsylvania AC after failing to meet the requirements for a TRT exemption.

“I’m done," said White at the time. "I am done with Nate.”

The turn around was orchestrated by MC Hammer, who, along with Lex MacMahon and Nima Safapour, manage Marquardt's career as the principals behind Alchemist Management.

MC Hammer is involved in his team," said White. "He asked if we could meet; I met him in Los Angeles and he presented the case for Nate, and I said, 'Listen, I love you, but he's gonna have to go somewhere else, fight in other places and come back.' He opted to sit out and not fight anywhere else. He wants to fight in the UFC. So we're going to give him a shot in Strikeforce [and see what happens].”

Below Hammer responds to the news:

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BuddyRevell site profile image  

2/25/12 6:36 PM by BuddyRevell

 Hammer Didn't Tap! 

Bloodstorm site profile image  

2/25/12 6:35 PM by Bloodstorm

lol I just wanted to read all the Hammer jokes. It was kinda cool though

CindyO site profile image  

2/25/12 6:32 PM by CindyO

 This. Cindy

jonno615 site profile image  

2/25/12 6:02 PM by jonno615

Nate to win the strikeforce title by hammer fists

chaplinshouse site profile image  

2/25/12 5:50 PM by chaplinshouse

 he must have prayed, just to make it today

SeeEsDub site profile image  

2/25/12 5:03 PM by SeeEsDub

I heard that Rumble just hired Vanilla Ice. He'll be back in no time!

Leck Brosnar site profile image  

2/25/12 4:39 PM by Leck Brosnar

Can't cut this

12SixElbow site profile image  

2/25/12 4:36 PM by 12SixElbow

 He is a manager and all, and has probably forgotten more business knowledge than you'll ever learn.

Captain El Guapo Man site profile image  

2/25/12 4:27 PM by Captain El Guapo Man

Am I the only one who said "what the fuck?" out loud after reading the title?