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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 Nate Marquardt 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, Dana White, 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 – Ben Askren, B.J. Penn, Paul Daley and Hector Lombard – know that he’s listening.

Nate Marquardt’s troubles began in June, when PSAC 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 PSAC lifted Nate Marquardt’s suspension. That said, the middleweight fighter is now free to book his next contest.

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Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn Set Their Fight Through Social Network.

Written on July 13, 2011 by Lulu

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After sending several messages back and forth in a social network, Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn both agreed to face each other inside the Octagon on October.

It seems that Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn are about to face each other inside the Octagon for an October bout, after exchanging messages on a social network with their fellow top ten welterweight — Jon Fitch. Carlos Condit sent a challenge to B.J. Penn, with the latter accepting it quickly. Now, the UFC is on board to set a match between the two fighters.

Carlos Condit’s manager, Malki Kawa, said in an interview that UFC matchmaker – Joe Silva – is now in the process to schedule a fight between the two welterweight contenders. However, even if the two fighters agreed to face each other on October, the match’s date is still undetermined. According to sources, UFC is planning to have a third event in October which will be set between the two shows currently scheduled.

The two scheduled shows for October are the UFC 136 on October 8 in Houston Texas, and UFC 137 on October 29 that will feature the bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz in Las Vegas. If there will be another event on October aside from the said tournaments, it might be a UFC Fight Night show.

More updates are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.

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Jon Fitch, Ready for the UFC 138 at San Jose

Written on June 22, 2011 by Lulu

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After being away from the Otagon for a long time due to his shoulder surgery, Jon Fitch is now planning to start his training for the rumored UFC 138 tournament in San Jose.

Former UFC title contender, Jon Fitch, will be back in training to return inside the Octagon by November after recovering from a shoulder surgery. It should be recalled that the injury forced him out of his scheduled bout at UFC 132 against B.J. Penn.

Based on his Twitter post, Jon Fitch’s doctors gave him the good news and said that he could return in training on September 1. This will make him more than ready for the upcoming UFC 138 at San Jose.

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B.J. Penn Ponders for His Career

Written on September 20, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After loosing twice and failing to get his lightweight title again, B.J. Penn is still on more UFC fights this year. The Prodigy is definitely sticking on his game plan, no matter what.

After B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn fall flat to reclaim his lightweight title at UFC 118, he spent his time on a flight home pondering for his career. By the time he gets to his home island in Hawaii, he convinced himself to continue. Being keen on getting back in the cage, The Prodigy talked to UFC President Dana White about his options that led to meeting Matt Hughes at UFC 123 this November in Detroit.

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