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‘Disgusted’ Dana White Says Nate Marquardt ‘Won’t Fight For The UFC Ever Again’ (Update)

24 hours later, the reason Nate Marquardt failed his medicals for UFC on Versus 4 is still unclear. And we’re not going to find out unless Marquardt himself tells everyone what happened. Reporters have attempted to get the story from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, but due to strict HIPAA laws in Pennsylvania, they are unable to release the details. PSAC executive director Greg Sirb explained the situation to MMA Weekly:

“Nate has known for probably about a month and a half. He knew the situation. It was no surprise. Everybody (including the UFC) knew. Everybody’s known. I think everybody assumed he was going to be able to qualify. I thought he would (qualify); I really did.”

“We’ve known about it and we gave him every opportunity. The last report we got was three o’clock (Saturday). We gave him as much leeway as we could. Obviously we’ve got a live event, you’ve got to make the call. The UFC made the call when we said no he’s not going to meet it. Pretty straight forward stuff. He had to meet these requirements and there were no and, if, or buts about it and unfortunately he did not.”

“We can’t say anything. This state is real tight on those types of laws. HIPPA laws are very strict. If Nate’s here, I don’t know if he’s here or not, he’s free to talk.”

Sirb added that Marquardt has been indefinitely suspended and will have to submit a “new report.” If that mystery report meets their requirements, they will take him off suspension.

Of course, that’s the least of Marquardt’s problems now that he lost his job in the UFC too. To make matters worse for Marquardt, Dana White told viewers on the UFC on Versus 4 pre-fight show broadcast (video above) that he will never fight for the UFC again, which is basically a death blow to his career in a Zuffa dominated market.

“I think it’s pretty clear to the fans and everyone else that I’m disgusted with Nate Marquardt. He’s been cut by the UFC and he won’t fight for the UFC again. Bottom line: What Nate Marquardt did is bad enough to be cut by the UFC…. He has no business fighting in the UFC…. This is one of those situations where, because of the laws in Pennsylvania, Nate Marquardt is going to have to man up and tell the world why he didn’t pass. And when he does, I think everyone will understand why he was cut from the UFC…. I give a lot of guys chances, and a lot of guys make mistakes. Nate Marquardt is one of those guys. So for me to come out and say that Nate Marquardt isn’t going to fight in the UFC anymore, it’s got to be pretty serious.”

As of now, it looks like the ball is in Marquardt’s court. You wouldn’t know it by just reading that quote, but it sounded like Dana could change his mind about blacklisting Marquardt if he “man’s up” and tells the world what he did or failed to do. Marquardt’s camp released a statement claiming that Marquardt would “personally address all issues this Tuesday,” but it’s unclear if that means he’ll just address the situation with the commission or tell everyone what happened too.

It’s worth noting though that it wasn’t a failure to get in range to make weight. The video below shows that Marquardt was already right on target.

Update: The PSAC has confirmed that Nate Marquardt did not fail a drug test.

Sirb confirmed that if Marquardt had failed a drug test, the commission would have released those findings.

“I’ve been here 22 years and we do not embarrass anybody,” he said. “But we would have said, ‘drug test.'”

Marquardt is expected to make a statement tomorrow.

  • warriordave927

    Damm,that video just makes me even more curious about what really happend,I bet marquardt wishes zuffa hadn’t have bought strikeforce until after this situation,he could’ve been in the same spot as daley,shit they could’ve fought each other,there’s always bellator I guess

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  • Rb

    I’ve never been excited to see one of his fights really, so it doesn’t bother me hes gone, plus hasn’t he been caught or atleast accused of using steroids before? He more than likely deserved to be cut.

    • Baronk9

      RB you are obviosly a NEWBIE because everyone knows Nate marquardt has been busted before for steroid abuse by teh nevada state athletic commission.  He got busted for DECA/Nandrolone  banned substance steroids.  please gets your facts straight.  nate is a cheater and has been on steroids his entire career.  Nate cyles off tstsoterone bfore each fight but this time he didn’t have his cycles right while trying to push for every last bit of advantage.  CHEATER

  • sandman

    Many states (not just Pennsylvania) have strict laws guarding the release of medical records. Not sure Marquardt has anything to gain by discussing it now….

  • Mr Kitty

    I wonder if Nate’s been hiding a potentially dangerous virus that could be transmitted to another fighter like HIV. It would be a tragedy for Nate, but a potential reason for Dana to be disgusted. I mean people bleed generously in this sport.

    • Steve Barry

      Well the commission said it can be corrected so it wouldn’t be HIV. There’s been whispers of testosterone levels… maybe he pulled a chael and didnt get trt approved in time or something.

      • Matt Silliman

        Apparently you are correct, from what I read he pulled the same card as Sonnen. However, Nate doesn’t have a doctor note. No wonder Dana is pissed, if he knew he needed that 4-6 weeks and still couldn’t come up with a note. There is no excuse for that.

  • Mr Kitty

    I meant to continue the post by adding, that a disease or virus could potentially put another fighter’s life at risk. I would be furious if an opponent or training partner didn’t disclose something of that nature.

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