Dana White: Nate Marquardt CUT from UFC - Dismissal Interview - VIDEO

Dana White Talks About The Nate Marquardt Dismissal / Release from UFC – Video - FULL INTERVIEW:

Nate Marquardt Suspended Indefinitely By PSAC / Main Event - UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs Story becomes UFC Live on Versus 4: Kongo vs Barry.

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission will not reveal exactly what knocked Nate Marquardt out of tonight’s UFC on Versus 4 event. PSAC executive director Gregory Sirb did say Marquardt had six weeks to get clearance for that fight.

Sirb told MMAjunkie.com that “When he meets those requirements, he’ll be taken off. How long of a suspension (it will be) is up to him.”

Marquardt, who was dropping from middleweight to welterweight for the first time in his UFC career, failed to receive medical clearance, though no one would say exactly why.

But Sirb indicated Marqaurdt knows exactly what was expected of him.

“We gave him every opportunity,” Sirb said. “The last report we got was 4 o’clock yesterday. We had given him as much leeway as we could, but obviously, when you’ve got a live event, you’ve got to make a call at that time.

“(It’s) pretty straightforward stuff. You’ve got to meet these requirements, and there’s no ifs, ands or buts about it. Unfortunately, he did not. I felt for the kid. I really did. He knew about it, and I think he was trying.”

Sirb indicated the UFC also has been informed each step of the way, and the entire process has lasted “about a month and a half.”

“He knew the situation,” Sirb said. “There was no surprise.

“Everybody knew. I think everybody assumed he was going to be able to qualify.”

But when it came time to fulfill said requirements, Marquardt fell short. The onetime UFC middleweight title challenger was scratched from the card and ultimately fired by UFC president Dana White.

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