Nate Marquardt: The UFC and Dana White Need to Give the Welterweight a Break

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IJune 28, 2011

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 29:  UFC fighter Nate Marquardt (L) knocks out UFC fighter Demian Maia (R) during their Middleweight bout at UFC 102:  Couture vs. Nogueira at the Rose Garden Arena on August 29, 2009 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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It took 72 hours for Nate Marquardt to address his failed medical tests going into the UFC on Versus 4 card.

There is two sides to every story though, and Marquardt could possibly have left out some details on his dilemma that led to his expulsion from the UFC.

UFC president, Dana White abruptly cut him and if what Marquardt says is true, it is an unjust firing of a man who simply couldn't get his hormones in check from therapy before the fight.

White said he was "disgusted" with what Marquardt had done and had blown it way out of proportion. Seriously, he had high levels of testosterone (from therapy to help treat a problem with Marquardt's body) and wasn't able to lower them in time for the fight.

Didn't Sonnen have the same thing happen to him a year ago? Not only that, but he also avoided jail by informing on his partners in a money laundering scheme. Which, by the way, Sonnen pled guilty to.

White said it himself, Marquardt is a nice guy and he has no beef with him. So why the sudden hatred for the man? He had a disease and tried to correct it and couldn't do it in time. Marquardt didn't get popped for steroids again, and if he was this would be a completely different story and article.

Sure, the main event was different and he kind of screwed you out of it, OK, but still I don't think anyone is willing to complain that the main event that took his place was bad. Cheick Kongo rallying back after being seemingly down for the count to knock out Pat Barry? One of the best comebacks I've ever seen.

Not to mention Rick Story (the man who was suppose to face Marquardt) got beat by the hometown kid, Charlie Brenneman (not really hometown but he is from Pennsylvania).

So why the sour grapes? Why all of a sudden it is different for Marquardt? White should let Marquardt back in. The man made a mistake and owned up to it. The problem wasn't as bad as it was made out to be, and a man lost his job because of it.

Marquardt was asked to man up and he did, now it's time to let Marquardt back in the UFC.