Well that was quick and painless.
Nate Marquardt has been released from his BAMMA contract. He requested the release and it was granted immediately. This means "The Great" accumulated an outstanding record of 0-0 in his time with the promotion.
MMAFighting.com helps us out with some of the details:
According to Marquardt's manager Lex McMahon, the UK-based BAMMA has agreed to release Marquardt from his contract following the organization's decision to delay their ninth event from Feb. 11 to March 24. Marquardt was scheduled to fight Yoshiyuki Yoshida in the main event of BAMMA 9 for the organization's welterweight title.
This marks the second time BAMMA has delayed Marquardt's promotional debut, as he was originally scheduled to fight for BAMMA in December.
Can't blame the guy for not wanting to wait around for a fight any longer. After all, he hasn't competed professionally since March 19, 2011, when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller at UFC 128.
Speaking of the devil, this opens the door to the return of the "Bring Back Nate" campaign, initially started in an attempt to convince UFC President Dana White to forgive Marquardt for his transgressions and allow him back into the world's largest fight promotion.
Possible? Sure. Likely? No.
If you remember, Marquardt was released after it was determined his testosterone levels were too high and he was pulled from the UFC on Versus 4 main event just one night before it was scheduled to go down. A sh*tstorm ensued and White angrily released him from the promotion, claiming we would never see him inside the Octagon again.
Time heals all wounds and all that, so stay tuned for any updates on Marquardt's mixed martial arts (MMA) status.