"Right when he was first exiled, or kicked out of the UFC, whatever you want to call it, cut from the UFC, MC Hammer is in his team. He called me up and asked me if we could meet in [Los Angeles], so I met him there, we had dinner. He was lobbying to get Marquardt back in and I said, 'Ya know, I love you man, but he's gotta get out there and fight in other shows.' He opted to not fight in any other shows. He wanted to sit out and he wanted to be back in the UFC. So we talked, we're putting him back in Strikeforce and we'll see what happens. I like Nate Marquardt, he's a really good guy. But professionally, he needs to get his shit together. He needs to come into Strikeforce and he needs to make weight, he needs to pass all the tests and do all the other shit, so we'll see how it goes."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White updates Millad Salehivand on the status of former UFC Middleweight number one contender Nate Marquardt, who was re-signed to compete in Strikeforce after getting cut by the world's largest fight promotion last June. Despite flirting with BAMMA, "The Great" never competed outside of the Octagon and was able to wait for the right opportunity to prove to his former boss that he deserves a second chance. He'll get one as a 170-pounder, but only if he makes weight and passes his medicals, which cost him his job once already. Anyone think he's here to stay? Or one and done?