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Nate Marquardt is Free to Fight Again

Written on July 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Earlier last Wednesday, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission lifted Nate Marquardt's suspension. Now, he's fearing up to get back to action.

Following what admits to be the most difficult part of his MMA career, the fighter can’t wait to return in active competition. And while UFC President, , announced that his career in the Octagon is over, he is still hopeful that he’ll come back to the promotion someday. But for now, he just want to let his future opponents – , , and – know that he’s listening.

“Some of the fighters that think they’re so cool and tough by kicking a guy when he’s down – as far as my career, this has been one of the worst times of my life, and these guys are calling me a cheater and talking crap – I’ve taken note as to who those guys are, and I’m going to come for them. Eventually, I’ll get them. I don’t care if it’s in a superfight, or if they want to come down to my gym, and I’ll beat them up for free.

“I think you know who these guys are – Ben Askren, B.J. Penn, Paul Daley, Hector Lombard – cowards talking crap about a guy when he’s in such a situation. They’re trying to take advantage of the situation. They’re bullies. Those are the guys I want to beat up.”

Nate Marquardt’s troubles began in June, when forbids him to fight against Rick Story due to elevated testosterone level. The commission then suspended the fighter, followed by his release from UFC. But earlier last Wednesday, the lifted Nate Marquardt’s suspension. That said, the middleweight fighter is now free to book his next contest.

But while it’s still not clear whether Dana White will bring him back, Nate Marquardt is on to take the best fights available and return to action as fast as possible.

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