UFC Live 4: PSAC Suspends Nate Marquardt Indefinitely, Return Is Unknown

Todd SeylerContributor IJune 26, 2011

Nate Marquardt is an extremely talented MMA practitioner
Nate Marquardt is an extremely talented MMA practitioner

According to MMAJunkie.com, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission (PSAC) has suspended UFC veteran Nate "The Great" Marquardt indefinitely.

Executive Director for the PSAC stated that Marquardt failed the necessary requirements to be sanctioned for this evening's fight.

Provided the opportunity to address the clearance prior to tonight's main event, Sirb commented on Marquardt's suspension stating that "He's been put on suspension. When he (Marquardt) meets those requirements, he'll be taken off. How long of a suspension (it will be) is up to him."

Confusion still surrounds the reason for Marquardt's denial of a license here in Pennsylvania. However, Sirb emphasized that Marquardt knew exactly what was expected of him.

"(It's) pretty straightforward stuff. You've got to meet these requirements, and there's no ifs, ands or buts about it. Unfortunately, he did not. I felt for the kid. I really did. He knew about it, and I think he was trying," Sirb said.

The UFC was apprised of this information every step of the way and the evolution of facts has transpired over a six week period of time.

UFC President Dana White has not spoken publicly regarding the details surrounding "The Great's" suspension and residual exit from the UFC.

Additionally, Marquardt and his camp have kept quiet regarding this dire transgression of events in Marquardt's career.

Stay tuned to tonight's play-by-play coverage by fellow Bleacher Report writer Sean Smith for up-to-the minute action inside the cage.

Additionally, I will provide factual information regarding this bomb as more information is provided.

Enjoy UFC Live 4 on Versus this evening at 9 pm EST.

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