Nate Marquardt

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Nate Marquardt
Nate-Marquardt.jpg
Born Nathan Joel Marquardt
(1979-04-20) April 20, 1979 (age 35)
Lander, Wyoming, United States
Other names The Great
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1][2]
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13.3 st)
Division Welterweight (2012-2014)
Middleweight (2000-2011, 2014-present)
Lightweight (1999)
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Denver, Colorado, United States
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
High Altitude Martial Arts
Grudge Training Center
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ricardo Murgel[3]
2nd degree black belt in Ju-Jitsu under Shane Pitts[4]
2nd degree black belt in Pancrase Pankration [5]
Years active 1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 48
Wins 33
By knockout 9
By submission 16
By decision 8
Losses 13
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 8
Draws 2
Other information
Notable students

Shane Carwin[6]

Cody Donovan
Website www.natemarquardt.com
High Altitude Martial Arts
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Nathan Joel Marquardt (born April 20, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and a three-time Pancrase Middleweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Marquardt was born in Lander, Wyoming and raised along with his four other siblings in Denver, Colorado. Marquardt's late father was a Lutheran pastor, worked in construction, and was also a former Marine who fought in the Vietnam War. Marquardt's mother was a nurse and a manager at an attorney's office. Because of his father's work he and his family moved around frequently to places including Chicago, Illinois, and Indiana. Marquardt's parents divorced when he was eight years old, and the young Marquardt moved to Colorado. When he was 15 years old, he began studying the disciplines of Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and Kenpo Karate. Marquardt has trained with Sanae Kikuta and the GRABAKA Dojo in Tokyo, Japan, under Shane Pitts for three years, who gave Nate a black belt in Japanese Ju-Jitsu, and under Mike Van Arsdale in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[7][8] Marquardt was active in other sports as well, including basketball and soccer, at Wheat Ridge High School and also began taking freestyle wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons when he was 18 years old under the instruction of Ricardo Murgel.[9]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Pancrase[edit]

Marquardt began his professional mixed martial arts career in 1999, amassing victories in various promotions before entering the Bas Rutten Invitational 4 tournament, which was organized in such a manner that the tournament winner was to be offered a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Despite winning the tournament, Marquardt was offered no such contract.[10] Instead, he signed with Japan's Pancrase organization, which had fostered such fighters as Ken Shamrock and Bas Rutten. In his first Pancrase fight, Marquardt lost via submission to Genki Sudo.

Invited back to Pancrase for a Middleweight elimination tournament, Marquardt defeated Daiju Takase, Kiuma Kunioku, and Shonie Carter to become the first middleweight King of Pancrase. Marquardt defended this title twice before being defeated by Kunioku in December 2001. A final encounter between the two fighters in December 2002 saw Marquardt defeat Kunioku once again to recapture the King of Pancrase championship, which he held for nearly a year.

On November 30, 2003, Marquardt was involved in a brief altercation with Ricardo Almeida in a Pancrase title fight. Marquardt tapped out to a guillotine choke, however, the referee was unable to immediately separate the fighters, and the choke remained applied around Marquardt's neck. After he was freed, Marquardt threw a strike at Almeida's face, prompting both corners to storm into the ring, including Renzo Gracie. Renzo was cornering Almeida, and once in the ring he kicked Marquardt in the face.[11] The confrontation eventually came to an end, and Marquardt approached Almeida after the bout to congratulate him. After Almeida vacated his title in July 2004, Marquardt proceeded to regain the championship in a victory over Kazuo Misaki at Pancrase: Brave 10.

On May 1, 2005, Marquardt defeated Izuru Takeuchi, winning the Pancrase Middleweight Championship for the seventh time, becoming the only fighter to ever accomplish such a feat.[12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Marquardt made his UFC debut on August 6, 2005, live on Spike TV, headlining the inaugural Ultimate Fight Night card in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although Marquardt earned a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Ivan Salaverry, a post-fight drug test revealed high levels of nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, in Marquardt's system which led to the Nevada State Athletic Commission filing for his suspension. Marquardt maintains that he only used over-the-counter supplements in preparation for the fight. Marquardt was initially suspended for six months and assessed no fine.[13] Marquardt's suspension was reduced to five months and he was reinstated in January 2006.[14]

With the drug testing controversy resolved, Marquardt was set to make his return at UFC 58, against veteran Joe Doerksen. The fight proved to be a successful endeavor for Marquardt, as he won a unanimous decision. In the post-fight interview, Marquardt stated his goals of capturing the UFC Middleweight Championship and his intention to fight then-champion Rich Franklin. Marquardt then fought Crafton Wallace, a replacement for Marquardt's original opponent, Thales Leites, on the undercard of Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter on October 10, 2006. Marquardt won by rear-naked choke in the second round. Due to his commitment to the UFC, Marquardt relinquished his title as the Pancrase Middleweight Championship that same month.[15]

At UFC Fight Night 8, Marquardt notched a dominant unanimous three-round decision victory over ADCC Champion grappler Dean Lister that saw two judges score the bout 30-25 for Marquardt.

Middleweight Title Shot[edit]

Following that victory and a 4-0 debut in the UFC, Marquardt was scheduled to compete for the UFC Middleweight Championship held by Anderson Silva on July 7, 2007 at UFC 73.[16] Marquardt lost the championship bout by TKO due to strikes at 4:50 in the first round of the fight.

Road back to Title contention[edit]

After early speculation that Marquardt's contract with the UFC could expire without renewal,[17] he confirmed that a new agreement had been signed with the organization. Marquardt's next match was to be against Thales Leites at UFC 81, but Leites withdrew from the bout due to an injured hand. This marked the second time that a bout between Leites and Marquardt had been cancelled. On January 9, the UFC announced that veteran Jeremy Horn would be Leites' replacement.[18] Marquardt defeated Horn via guillotine choke in the second round.

Marquardt finally fought Thales Leites at UFC 85, a fight that had been postponed on two separate occasions since 2006.[19] Marquardt and Leites had a close fight but Marquardt landed an illegal knee strike to the head of Leites in the second round. In the third round Marquardt landed an elbow to the side of the head of Leites. The deducted points proved to be crucial as Leites was deemed victorious in a very close split decision, giving Leites a title shot against Anderson Silva.[20][21][22] Marquardt was next scheduled to face Martin Kampmann at UFC 88. Nate defeated Kampmann in 82 seconds by throwing a head kick and landing a barrage of strikes to take the win by TKO in the first round.

Marquardt obtained a second straight win to launch himself back into the title picture at UFC 95, when he defeated well-regarded Brazilian fighter Wilson Gouveia with another barrage of strikes to earn a third-round TKO. Marquardt's next fight was against the then-undefeated submission specialist Demian Maia at UFC 102, which he won via KO 21 seconds into the first round by landing a counter straight right as Maia threw a leaping leg kick. Maia fell face down, unable to protect himself. Nate rushed in to follow up with a right hook, but stopped himself once he saw that Maia was visibly hurt. Following his victory over Maia, Marquardt was scheduled to fight Dan Henderson to determine number one contendership to Silva's Middleweight Championship. Henderson left the UFC for Strikeforce after attempts to agree on a new contract failed. A new bout was arranged between Marquardt and American wrestler Chael Sonnen, scheduled for UFC 110 and later moved to UFC 109. Marquardt was taken down at will by Sonnen multiple times during each round. Although able to lock in a guillotine choke late in the third round, Marquardt was not able to finish the submission attempt and lost the fight in an upset via unanimous decision.

Marquardt was expected to face Alessio Sakara on July 3, 2010 at UFC 116 but the fight was cancelled after Sakara pulled out due to the death of his father.[23][24]

Marquardt was expected to face Rousimar Palhares on August 28, 2010 at UFC 118,[25] however the bout was moved to September 15, 2010 to headline UFC Fight Night 22 after Alan Belcher was forced to pull out of his bout with Demian Maia with an eye injury.[26] Marquardt defeated Palhares via first-round TKO. During the fight, Palhares went for a heel-hook from which Marquardt slipped his leg free and Palhares looked at the referee and pointed to Marquardt's legs, seemingly complaining that Marquardt was greased. Marquardt capitalized on the opening and pounded Palhares with a quick barrage of punches to get the stoppage. The ending, though, was not due to any illegal circumstances. UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan immediately announced that Marquardt had passed an inspection from the ringside physician and the referee. Marquardt explained that before the fight; "I came out really warm because I wanted a good sweat," which explains why he was slippery and managed to remain elusive.

Less than a week after his win over Palhares, Marquardt was tapped to make a quick return to the Octagon to face Yushin Okami in a Middleweight title eliminator bout on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122, replacing Vitor Belfort,[27] as Vitor was promoted to a title fight because of Chael Sonnen's suspension for PEDs. Marquardt lost to Okami via unanimous decision.

Marquardt was expected to face Yoshihiro Akiyama on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[28] However, Akiyama pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Dan Miller.[29] Marquardt won the fight via unanimous decision.

Drop to Welterweight and Release from UFC[edit]

After defeating Miller, Nate's teammate, Georges St-Pierre, gave him the idea of dropping down to the Welterweight division.[30] Marquardt was expected to debut at welterweight against Anthony Johnson on June 26, 2011 at UFC on Versus 4.[31] However, Johnson was forced out of the bout with a shoulder injury and replaced by Rick Story.[32] Marquardt pulled out of the fight with Story the day of the weigh-ins due to not receiving medical clearance.[33] The UFC at the UFC on Versus 4 weigh-in announced that Marquardt did not pass the required physical.[34] According to a video posted by Dana White on his Twitter, Marquardt was released by the UFC due to failing "medical requirements".

On June 28, 2011, Nate appeared on MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and stated that in August 2010 he felt tired and moody and his doctor discovered he had low testosterone levels. That doctor put Nate on hormone replacement therapy, and when Nate applied for a Therapeutic Use Exemption with the New Jersey state commission, they allowed it but declared that he must go off the therapy for ten weeks, then have his levels retested by a specialist to determine if he really needs to be on the therapy or not. At the end of that period, both the specialist and Nate's primary doctor agreed his levels really were low and he was a candidate for replacement therapy. Nate's primary doctor injected him with testosterone to quickly get his levels back up in time for his scheduled fight against Story. The Pennsylvania commission had set standards for what his testosterone levels could be at fight time and Nate's levels, though trending down over the last week before the fight, still failed to fall to within the range required in time for him to be cleared to fight. Nate claimed that he retook tests on the day of the fight and was actually within qualifying limits, thus having his suspension lifted by the commission.[35]

BAMMA[edit]

Shortly after having his suspension lifted by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, Marquardt signed with top U.K. fight promotion BAMMA, the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts.[36] He told MMAWeekly.com that a large part of the reason for signing with BAMMA was that even though the U.K. does not conduct governmental sanctioning of MMA, BAMMA officials were moving ahead with their own plans to self-regulate, including medical screening and drug testing.

He was set to make his promotional debut at BAMMA 9: Marquardt vs Yoshida on February 11, 2012 against Yoshiyuki Yoshida to determine the inaugural BAMMA World Welterweight Champion.[37]

On January 13, 2012, Marquardt was released from his contract with BAMMA officially due to the promotion pushing back BAMMA 9, and therefore his promotional debut, to March 24, 2012. Sources close to the situation believe that the release was due to the promotion not being able to afford the fighter's contract.[38]

Strikeforce[edit]

Dana White announced that Marquardt had signed with Strikeforce. His debut took place at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy against Tyron Woodley in a bout for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.[39] Nate knocked out Woodley in the fourth round, becoming the new Strikeforce Welterweight Champion.

Marquardt made his first defense against Tarec Saffiedine on January 12, 2013 at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.[40] He lost the belt via unanimous decision.

Return to UFC[edit]

Marquardt faced Jake Ellenberger on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[41] He lost the bout via first round KO.

Marquardt faced Hector Lombard on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[42] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Marquardt faced James Te Huna in a Middleweight bout on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt.[43] He won the fight via armbar submission.

Personal life[edit]

Marquardt is married.[44] The couple had their first child together on May 18, 2010.[45] Nate also has a daughter, Emmalie from a previous relationship.[46] Marquardt has an older brother who is in the United States Air Force.[47]

Marquardt is a Christian. Marquardt has said his faith is the most important thing in his life.[48][49]

Marquardt made a short cameo appearance in the beginning of MC Hammer's music video for the Jay-Z diss track, "Better Run Run" along with Brendan Schaub, Eliot Marshall, and trainer Trevor Wittman.[50] Marquardt also had a small screen appearance in the movie Warrior as Karl "The Dane" Kruller.[51][52]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 33–13–2 James Te Huna Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt June 28, 2014 1 4:34 Auckland, New Zealand Return to Middleweight; Performance of the Night.
Loss 32–13–2 Hector Lombard KO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 1 1:48 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 32–12–2 Jake Ellenberger KO (punches) UFC 158 March 16, 2013 1 3:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 32–11–2 Tarec Saffiedine Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine January 12, 2013 5 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States Lost the Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.
Win 32–10–2 Tyron Woodley KO (elbows & punches) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy July 14, 2012 4 1:39 Portland, Oregon, United States Welterweight debut; Won the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.
Win 31–10–2 Dan Miller Decision (unanimous) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 30–10–2 Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) UFC 122 November 13, 2010 3 5:00 Oberhausen, Germany UFC Middleweight title eliminator.
Win 30–9–2 Rousimar Palhares TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 1 3:28 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 29–9–2 Chael Sonnen Decision (unanimous) UFC 109 February 6, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States UFC Middleweight title eliminator; Fight of the Night.
Win 29–8–2 Demian Maia KO (punch) UFC 102 August 29, 2009 1 0:21 Portland, Oregon, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 28–8–2 Wilson Gouveia TKO (punches & knee) UFC 95 February 21, 2009 3 3:10 London, England
Win 27–8–2 Martin Kampmann TKO (punches) UFC 88 September 6, 2008 1 1:22 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 26–8–2 Thales Leites Decision (split) UFC 85 June 7, 2008 3 5:00 London, England Marquardt was docked two points during the bout for illegal infractions; Robbery of the Year (2008).[54]
Win 26–7–2 Jeremy Horn Submission (standing guillotine choke) UFC 81 February 2, 2008 2 1:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 25–7–2 Anderson Silva TKO (punches) UFC 73 July 7, 2007 1 4:50 Sacramento, California, United States For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 25–6–2 Dean Lister Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon January 25, 2007 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 24–6–2 Crafton Wallace Submission (rear naked choke) Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter October 10, 2006 2 1:14 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 23–6–2 Joe Doerksen Decision (unanimous) UFC 58 March 4, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 22–6–2 Ivan Salaverry Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night August 6, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Tested positive for nandrolone.
Win 21–6–2 Izuru Takeuchi Submission (rear naked choke) Pancrase: Spiral 4 May 1, 2005 3 2:19 Yokohama, Japan Defended the Pancrase Middleweight Championship; Later vacated title.
Win 20–6–2 Kazuo Misaki Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Brave 10 November 7, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Draw 19–6–2 Eiji Ishikawa Draw Pancrase: Brave 6 June 22, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 19–6–1 Ricardo Almeida Submission (guillotine choke) Pancrase - Hybrid 10 November 30, 2003 1 4:53 Tokyo, Japan Lost the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Win 19–5–1 Yuji Hisamatsu Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - Hybrid 8 October 4, 2003 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 18–5–1 Steve Gomm Submission (punches) IFC: Global Domination September 6, 2003 1 3:28 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 17–5–1 Keiichiro Yamamiya Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 2003 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round July 27, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–4–1 Izuru Takeuchi KO (punches) Pancrase - Hybrid 3 March 8, 2003 1 1:29 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Win 16–4–1 Kiuma Kunioku KO (flying knee) Pancrase: Spirit 9 December 21, 2002 3 4:36 Tokyo, Japan Won the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Loss 15–4–1 Izuru Takeuchi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Spirit 7 October 29, 2002 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–3–1 Seiki Ryo Submission (armbar) Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round July 28, 2002 1 1:37 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–3–1 Kazuo Misaki TKO (dislocated elbow) Pancrase: Spirit 3 March 25, 2002 1 0:29 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 13–3–1 Kiuma Kunioku Decision (majority) Pancrase: Proof 7 December 1, 2001 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan Lost the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Win 13–2–1 Yuji Hoshino Submission (triangle choke) Pancrase: Proof 6 October 30, 2001 3 2:13 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Loss 12–2–1 Gil Castillo Decision (unanimous) IFC WC 14 July 18, 2001 5 5:00 Friant, California, United States
Win 12–1–1 Masaya Kojima Submission (armbar) Pancrase: Proof 3 May 13, 2001 1 1:45 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–1–1 Hikaru Sato Submission (rear naked choke) Pancrase: Proof 2 March 31, 2001 1 1:53 Osaka, Japan
Draw 10–1–1 Kiuma Kunioku Draw Pancrase: Trans 7 December 4, 2000 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–1 Shonie Carter Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 2000 Anniversary Show September 24, 2000 2 3:00 Yokohama, Japan Won the Pancrase Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–1 Kiuma Kunioku Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 2000 Anniversary Show September 24, 2000 1 10:00 Yokohama, Japan King of Pancrase Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 8–1 Daiju Takase KO (knee) Pancrase: Trans 4 June 26, 2000 2 1:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–1 Anthony Washington Submission (punches) Ring Of Fire 1 March 18, 2000 1 3:01 Denver, Colorado, United States Middleweight debut; Won ROF Middleweight Championship.
Loss 6–1 Genki Sudo Submission (armbar) Pancrase: Breakthrough 11 December 18, 1999 1 13:31 Yokohama, Japan
Win 6–0 David Harris Submission (rear naked choke) BRI 4 August 14, 1999 1 15:01 Littleton, Colorado, United States Won BRI Lightweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Josh Groves Submission (triangle choke) BRI 4 August 14, 1999 1 1:49 Littleton, Colorado, United States BRI Lightweight Championship Semifinal.
Win 4–0 Yves Edwards Submission (heel hook) BRI 4 August 14, 1999 1 3:04 Littleton, Colorado, United States BRI Lightweight Championship Quarterfinal.
Win 3–0 Jose Garcia Submission (rear naked choke) RITR June 7, 1999 1 3:32 Denver, Colorado, United States Won RITR Lightweight Championship.
Win 2–0 Josh Medina Submission (arm triangle choke) RITR June 7, 1999 1 0:27 Denver, Colorado, United States RITR Lightweight Championship Semifinal.
Win 1–0 Mike Lee Submission (rear naked choke) WVF - Durango April 17, 1999 2 2:13 Durango, Colorado, United States Won WVF Lightweight Championship.

See also[edit]

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Title last held by
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July 14, 2012 – January 12, 2013
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