Nate Marquardt says he's ready to deal with Rousimar Palhares "all for victory" approachPosted on September 6, 2010, 08:55 AM by Anton Gurevich
"I've heard that, that he holds on to stuff too long, but I don't really care about that. When I go to fight, I fully expect guys to do whatever they can to win, and if that means them trying to cheat or whatever, you have to be ready for that. You have to protect yourself at all times and that means even from things that are illegal. I'm going to come prepared and I'm going to do my best to stay out of any kind of submission hold so that issue won't even come up." -MMAFighting.com
UFC Middleweight veteran Nate "The Great" Marquardt referred to Rousimar Palhares' controversial reputation of not releasing submission holds for too long. Marquardt will face Palhares in the main event of UFC Fight Night 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on September 15th. Palhares (11-2 in MMA), who lost only to Dan Henderson via Decision in his UFC campaign, was suspended for 90 days after not releasing a heel hook against Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111.