Nate Marquardt returns to ZUFFA, will fight for StrikeforcePosted on February 22, 2012, 09:27 AM by Anton Gurevich
Good news for Nate Marquardt fans.
Former UFC Middleweight title challenger returns to fight under ZUFFA umbrella, only that this time he will do so for Strikeforce. The news were announced on FuelTV's "UFC Tonight" show.
Further rumors suggest that Marquardt's first opponent could be the 10-0 Tyrone Woodley, in a fight for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight title. The belt was vacated by Nick Diaz's departure to the UFC back in 2011, after defending his title for the last time against another UFC outcast, Paul "Semtex" Daley.
Marquardt's long road of disappointments finally comes to an end, after "The Great" failed to receive medical clearance for his UFC on Versus 4 main event clash with Rick Story, followed by the cancelation of the BAMMA Welterweight title clash with Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
Nate Marquardt is 31-10-2 in his MMA campaign, with 8 KO/TKO's, 15 Submissions, and notable victories over Rousimar Palhares, Demian Maia, Martin Kampmann and Kazuo Misaki.