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UFC on Versus 4: Weight Drop Doesn’t Faze Nate Marquardt Heading into Fight with Rick Story

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Nate Marquardt steps into the main event at UFC on Versus 4 not only with the weight of a headlining bout on his shoulders, but also the prospect of fighting for the first time in a new weight class in the Octagon.

A staple of the middleweight division since his UFC debut in 2005, Marquardt has bumped up against realizing his dream, a UFC championship, several times at 185 pounds, only to fall short.

Noticing how much better he felt at a lighter walking around weight, he decided to give the welterweight class a go. He has no easy first fight at his new weight, stepping into the Octagon with Rick Story, who has quickly risen up the ranks of the division.

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Post #1   6/20/11 9:13:11AM   

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I would like to see Story win this fight, never been a big fan of Marquardt. Hopefully the weight WILL effect him in there.

Post #2   6/20/11 9:42:29AM   

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Weight drop wont affect him, i think not being able to stand up, once he's on his back will though.

Post #3   6/20/11 11:59:55AM   

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He won't know if it will faze him until they actually fight.

Post #4   6/20/11 12:43:15PM   

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Nate looked as if he was a HUGE middleweight, I just don't see how this cut won't effect him... IMO.

I'd like to see an exciting fight between him and Story but I think he will be gassed in the 2nd rd.

Story via UD.

Post #5   6/22/11 9:51:04PM