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Nate Marquardt Says He Will Address His Failed Medicals This Tuesday

A day removed from being forced to withdraw from his planned main event fight tonight at UFC on Versus and then subsequently being cut from the UFC, Nate Marquardt took to his Twitter and stated that he will address his failed medicals this coming Tuesday.

“I will personally be addressing all issues regarding my medicals, etc this Tuesday,” Marquardt wrote on his Twitter account.

Marquardt was removed from tonight’s main event fight against Rick Story after failing his medical examination. It was revealed earlier today that the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission has given Marquardt an indefinite suspension as a result of his failure to receive medical clearance.

UFC President Dana White spoke about the situation during tonight’s UFC on Versus 4 pre-game show.

“I think it’s pretty clear to the fans and everyone else that I’m disgusted with Nate Marquardt,” said White. “He’s been cut from the UFC… he won’t fight for the UFC ever again.”

Marquardt was dropping from middleweight to welterweight for the first time, but all indications were that the weight cut was going smoothly and that the fighter would be healthy enough to compete tonight against Rick Story in the main event.
PSAC executive director Gregory Sirb stated that he is unable to reveal the exact reason for Marquardt’s removal at this time as a result of HIPAA regulations, but that Marquardt had ample time to complete whatever medical requirements he eventually failed. White called the PSAC “the best athletic commission in the United States,” however was disappointed that the commission cannot announce medical records.

“Bottom line is… what Nate Marquardt did is bad enough to be cut from the UFC,” exclaimed White. “Because of the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, Nate Marquardt is going to have to man up and come out and tell the world why he didn’t pass his medicals… and when he does that, I think everybody will understand why he was cut by the UFC.”

Though Marquardt no longer retains his position on the UFC roster and is currently suspended, he will be allowed to return to MMA competition — once he completes the requirements of the PSAC. However, he will not be fighting inside the famed Octagon.

“Before anything was said, he’s cut, he’s done with the UFC,” White reiterated. “I’m disgusted with him, and he has no business fighting in the UFC.”

Marquardt is a fourteen-fight veteran of the UFC; he was considered to be a top middleweight and his promotional record stands at 10-4.

Thanks to Mark Wayne for contributing to this article.