Nate Marquardt (32-13) Has 9 knockouts, 15 submissions and 8 decision victories. He has been knocked out three times, submitted twice and lost by decision eight times.
Marquardt talked about why he felt like he needed to go back to Middleweight:
“I had told them that I wanted to move back to middleweight, but I didn’t have any expectations on who I would be fighting. James Te Huna, for sure, I had heard of him and even seen him, but he wasn’t somebody I paid much attention to being from the light heavyweight division. It’s a good opportunity. I think it’s an exciting matchup, said Marquardt.”
In his last four fights (prior to Fight Night 43) he is 1-3 and this could be his last fight in the UFC if he lost.
“I just feel like that’s what God wanted me to do, was to move back up to middleweight. I’d never lost two fights in a row before, so it was actually more after the second one that I was actually kind of questioning myself. When I lost the third fight, I was disappointed. But at the same time, I didn’t have the same thoughts that I did after the Ellenberger fight. I felt like I understood then why I was losing, and it was because I was fighting at 170. So I made the move.”
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