By Jamie McAllister
Nate Marquardt comments while on the MMAHour.
Marquardt firstly talks about stopping TRT use and opting to try other methods to improve his health.
“I didn’t know if I was going to be able to fulfill my dreams going that route (TRT). I just feel it was so much of a hassle and stress with the commissions and all that, I guess, that the right thing for me to do right now is to choose not to do it. And you know, definitely I’ve pursued a lot of other stuff to try to help my health and a lot of it’s helping. I feel great right now. I’m in really good shape, and that’s not something I’m worried about right now. I’m sure there are guys who misuse TRT, but there’s also guys who plain out use steroids. Guys are going to cheat no matter what. That’s something that you can’t get around.”
Marquardt is also set to face the undefeated Tyron Woodley in his next bout and brands Woodley a boring fighter.
“We’re there to fight, not hold each other on the ground for half-an-hour. I don’t know what he can think of for a game plan for me. He’s not going to hold me down for five rounds. Is that his game plan, to take me down every round and just hold me down? That’s not going to happen. He’s definitely a boring fighter as far as other guys who let him hold them down.”
The July 14th bout with Woodley will determine who becomes the next Strikeforce Welterweight Champion as the belt has been vacant since Nick Diaz departure from the promotion.