Nate Marquardt was on course to make 170 without incidentPosted on June 26, 2011, 01:02 PM by Joey Santosus
Just a short time ahead of yesterday's UFC on Versus 4 official fighter weigh-ins, it was announced that one half of the event's scheduled headliner, Nate "The Great" Marquardt, would no longer be a part of the card after failing to recieve medical clearance to compete. What followed, however, was even more unexpected, as UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to confirm via video that, not only would the former Middleweight title challenger be off the card, he was also being released from the organization for which he has competed since 2005.
In wake of the news has come much speculation regarding his failure to receive clearance, which has primarily been centered on possible difficulties making weight. However, the video below, provided by E. Casey Leydon of AllElbows.com, thoroughly documents Marquardt's weight cutting process, which was clearly going well for the Grudge Training Center protege.