At the time of writing there is still no word on exactly why Nate Marquardt failed a pre-fight physical prior to the UFC On Versus 4 weigh-ins yesterday in Pittsburgh, or why he was then sacked by the UFC.
It’s expected that UFC president Dana White will address the situation tonight on Versus pre-fight show with Ariel Helwani, While Marquardt’s management team Alchemist are also set to release a statement, but in the mean time what we do have is footage of Marquardt before the dramatic turn of events that ended with him being fired by the promotion.
The video shows Marquardt appearing to be cutting weight successfully for his welterweight debut, waking up at 173lbs on the day of the weigh-ins and then dropping to 170.8 a little later after a spell in the suana room, confirming that issues with making weight were not behind his withdrawal from the show and subsequent dismissal.
The footage then ends with Marquardt and his camp appearing to be in high spirits and looking forward to getting on with the weigh-ins, indicating that they had no idea of what was about to happen.
Check it out below courtesy of NBC Sports.
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