Nate Marquardt is ready to step back inside the cage, and the former UFC contender will get that chance in December when he competes for BAMMA.
The United Kingdom-based organization will hold a card from Nottingham, England on December 10 from the Capital FM Arena.
Marquardt (31-10) was signed to a multi-fight contract by BAMMA after being released by the UFC due to a positive test for too high of testosterone levels before a fight with Rick Story in June.
As for possible opponents, nothing has been confirmed. Paul Daley, another former UFC competitor, takes on Jordan Radev this Saturday and could be that man to match up with Marquardt should he take care of Radev and not suffer any serious injuries.
“I don’t think it’s any secret that Paul Daley is one of the bigger names here in the UK,” Marquardt’s manager, Lex McMahon, said. “If he wins Saturday, that is a fight we would be interested in.”
Marquardt is 5-2 since a 2008 loss to Thales Leites where he was docked two points and lost a split decision. He owns wins over Martin Kampmann, Demian Maia and Dan Miller, but lost title-eliminator bouts to Chael Sonnen and Yushin Okami.