Nate Marquardt had hoped that a victory over Rick Story in their scheduled bout tonight would put him in line for a shot at the UFC welterweight title, but his dreams, and his UFC career have both been shattered due to failing his medicals at yesterday's weigh-ins. Immediately following Marquardt getting scratched from the card, UFC president Dana White scratched him from the organization. At this time it is unknown what exactly caused Nate to fail his medicals, but judging by Dana's reaction, it was something that likely could have been avoided. Dana was not happy, to say the least.
Fortunately, Charlie "The Spaniard" Brennerman of the AMA Fight Club in New Jersey, was on hand and at weight, and he'll be fighting Story in place of Marquardt. This is a big opportunity for Charlie, and we're sure he'll make the most of it in a very tough fight. The Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo fight moves up to main event status now, with Story vs. Brennerman as the co-main.
As more info becomes available on the Nate Marquardt situation, we'll bring it to you.