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Monday, 05/07/2012, 04:38 pm

Maquardt And Woodley Set To Throw Down For Strikeforce Title

Nate Marquardt is back in the good graces of the zuffa organization.

Although not fighting back in the UFC, Marquardt will make his Strikeforce debut in the main event of the banner’s July event against top welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. The fight will be for the now vacant Strikeforce welterweight title.

Nate Marquardt is coming off a ghastly 2011 which included his release from the UFC. His release was issued due to a failed pre-fight drug test before his main event fight at UFC on Versus against Rick Story. Testosterone replacement treatment was blamed for the failed test. Marquardt is returning to the cage for the first time since he defeated Dan Miller at UFC 128 in March of 2011.

The very tough, former University of Missouri wrestler, Woodley, is undefeated in his professional MMA career and is looking to keep the “L” column of his record clean against Marquardt. He is also coming into the fight with a very hard fought decision victory over Jordan Mein.

The Strikeforce welterweight title became vacant when former Champion Nick Diaz received a chance to fight in the UFC and as such left the promotions welterweight division without a champion.

No date or location has been decided for the Strikeforce event but current rumors suspect the fight will take place July 14th.


23 Responses to “Maquardt And Woodley Set To Throw Down For Strikeforce Title”

  1. Xaninho says:

    Who cares?

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Xaninho nothing else to say you said it all “who the f’uck cares” How that “ROIDED” out CHEATER Nate “THE CHEAT” marquardt weasled his way back in Zuffa I will never understand. He has pissed dirty more than any other fighter in MMA history.

  2. jones says:

    i hope nate makes ww…the woddley is the most boring fighter in mma…he is by far worse then fitch even….i thinik that could be the most boring fight ever fitch vs wodley,,,atlest fitch trys to finish you and ground n oud,,woodley dont do anything,,,,he actually derserve to get cut win or lose

    • Brend0magic says:

      Fitch vs Woodley LMAO, I would pay for that fight not to happen.

    • Numba1Ghani says:

      as fucked up as that sounds its pretty true I think tyron woodley is easily p4p one of the most athletic and explosive athletes in the sport of mma but its almost like he just can’t improve his game at a good pace. He literally dryhumped paul daley and jordan mein to victory to get this title shot. I enjoy watching high level wrestlers slam fools into dust to set up ground n pound or a violent sub but when it leads to a gay softcore porno I lose respect.

      And I second the notion to pay never to see woodley fight fitch or ben askren

    • Get rid of Fitch (forever) says:

      Woodley may be almost as boring as Jon “lay n pray” Fitch but he has only been training MMA for a few years now hwere as Fitch has been fighting (stalling) for over 10 years. Also unlike Fitch Woodley didn’t start his career at lightheavyweight and doesn’t come in cage at fight time at 200 lbs like Fitch does which he uses to help stall out his boring ass decsions. Everyone talks shit about BJ gassing against Fitch but noone ever gives BJ credit for out wrestling and winning first 2 rounds against Fitch who had 30 pounds on him during that fight. Anyone who grapples with someone 2 weight classes above them will get tired. You don’t see Fitch fighting anyone 2 weight classes above him. yes i know Fitch use to fight at LHW against guys his own size and was KO’d. Say what you want about woodley but i bet Unlike Fitch he won’t still be one-dimentional 10 years from now like Fitch was his ENTIRE career. Speaking of Fitch I think he is going to have a real tough time trying to lay n pray Aaron Simpson. Even though Simpson is dropping down from MW Fitch is bigger. A-train was a small MW who always fought at 190lbs where as Fitch (according to his coach) has been as high as 202 lbs on fight day

      • Brend0magic says:

        Had no idea Fitch weighed that much on fight day. I think that shit should be illegal, no one should go into a fight outweighing their opponent by 30 pounds. I don’t understand why people don’t talk about that very much. You make good points about Woodley. If he gets some solid stand up training, or even learns some subs or how to ground and pound well, he’d be a beast and probably will be one day.

  3. jbeamazing says:

    they should both move up to fight luke he has more nobody’s to fight then hector did

    • Numba1Ghani says:

      Luke Cockhold said its his dream to beat Anderson. Thats funny I didn’t realize such a pussyass bitch could ever spit such blasphemy. This fucking pussyfart has parted hair like a 5 year old in prep school if he doesn’t take dick up the butt then justin bieber must not have a gaping flapping pussy and ovaries. Anderson’s name isn’t dick so keep it out your mouth Cockhold.

  4. Justroll BJJ says:

    Nate still on trt my only question for his return.

  5. Justroll BJJ says:

    Is nate still on trt?

  6. Dave says:

    So quick to point the finger. So what if he was on a little juice? No different then taking ANYTHING created in a lab or grown naturally to give you a little extra it all really depends on your own body chemistry on how it works.

    • Get rid of Fitch (forever) says:

      Training with massive elavated testsoterone is straight up cheating and that is what Nate does and was caught doing 5 different timeslast year before he ruined the main event card with Story. Lets not forget when Nate was straight up BUSTED for Nandrolone/DECA in 2007. Nate admitted that he has been on steroids his entire career starting japan His own coach Trevor whitman told nate he didn’t want any part of him if he was going to contimue to JUICE.

  7. Bjj BB says:

    How did nate get kicked out, but sonnon and reem are still in the ufc?

    • Xaninho says:

      Sonnen and Reem are first time elevated testosterone offenders.

      Marquardt got caught several times and not just for elevated testosterone, but hardcore steroids like DECA, Clenbuterol etc.

  8. Danny says:

    Question is, how long will he be in Strikeforce before he sucks enough farts out of Dana’s and Lorenzo’s ass to get back in the UFC?

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