UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story Conference Call HighlightsPosted on June 14, 2011, 02:37 PM by Joey Santosus
UFC on Versus 4 is set to take place next Sunday on June 26th from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The card will be headlined by rising Welterweight contender Rick "The Horror" Story and division newcomer Nate "The Great" Marquardt, while Heavyweight strikers Pat Barry and Chieck Kongo go head to head in the co-main event. Also featured will be Matt Brown squaring off with John Howard and TUF 10 alum Matt Mitrione taking on Christian Morecraft.
• My weight right now is very good. I'm really not worried about the weight cut. It's something I've done in the past and this time I actually have a dietitian helping me out as well. The weight cut is not serious for me.
• I changed a few things in the diet and a little bit more in the practice as well and they were both positive changes for me and like I said, it ended up making me walk around lighter and I felt a lot better. I felt like I had the stamina that I had when I was 20 years old. I haven't lost any strength, my power's went up and my speed has went up. I feel great.
• This is a permanent division move. A lot of people were asking about a fight with Bisping but I'm not going to back up. My cardio is excellent and I can train 100% every day. I just feel like an animal so I see this as a permanent move.
• I've fought against strong opponents in the past, really strong big guys. I don't really know what to expect. I know Nate was a really strong middleweight fighter so I'm sure he'll be strong at welterweight.
• There was no hesitation at all in taking this fight. The challenge is sticking with an intense training regimen and staying away from injury. At the same time, it's awesome jumping right back into training camp when you're in great shape and get ready for another fight.
• I think a win would put me up there. It would open some people's eyes and maybe even put me in line for a title shot.
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