Dana White announced today via a video on twitter that Nate Marquardt had indeed pulled out of his UFC on Versus 4 main event. He also announced that Marquardt had been released from the world’s leading fight organization.
There have been many speculations but no reasons for the release of the former Middleweight. Joe Lauzon had this to say via twitter:
“Marquardt’s weight was good… he was on last night. I heard what happened, but no one will say anything until the UFC does. Be patient.”
Bloodstain Lane at Team Takeover had this to say about a previous interaction leading to believe this was a long time coming:
About 8 months ago when I was in the midst of my little twitter “beef” with Nate Marquardt, I threw the kitchen sink at him including swipes at him,his camp and his boss Dana White, as we are going back and forth on our timeline I get a DM from Nate Marquardt saying:
“By the way I agree with everything you say about Dana, Unfortunately we have to keep our mouths shut because he pays the bills”
UPDATE: According to Dan Stupp at MMAJunkie.com the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commision will address the removal of Nate Marquardt from the UFC on Versus 4. The address will occur at 4 p.m.