UFC on Versus 4: Nate Marquardt and the 10 Most High-Profile Cuts in UFC History

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UFC on Versus 4: Nate Marquardt and the 10 Most High-Profile Cuts in UFC History

Even though UFC on Versus 4 was a resounding success in terms of entertainment value, it’s difficult not to look back at what might have been an excellent main event between Rick Story and his scheduled opponent, Nate Marquardt.

But as we all now know, Marquardt failed a pre-fight medical examination and was not cleared to compete at the event. We still do not know exactly what happened to prompt the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission to revoke Marquardt’s ability to fight on the show due to the state’s medical privacy laws. Under the rules, neither organizations nor the Athletic Commission itself is allowed to reveal details about a fighter’s testing.

UFC President Dana White did give us a bit of insight, though, and has publicly stated that it was something so “disgusting” that he wasted no time cutting Marquardt from the UFC entirely.

Although this was a shocking turn of events given its proximity to a scheduled fight, it was not the first time in which a top-level fighter has been cut by the UFC. Perhaps Marquardt can take solace in the fact that he is one of the top 10 highest-profile cuts in UFC history.

Read on to find out who else made the list.

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