According to The Fight Network middleweight fighter Nate Marquardt has not signed a new contract with the UFC. Marquardt has one fight let on his current deal and is actively working with the UFC on a new deal according to the report:
“We’re working on [a new contract],” Marquardt said. “Hopefully, it will happen soon.”
Still considered one of the top contenders inside what many view as the UFC’s weakest division, Marquardt called reports of a February bout against Thales Leites at UFC 81 “just talk.” The 28-year-old Coloradan holds UFC victories over Dean Lister, Ivan Salaverry and Joe Doerksen.