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Nate Marquardt Excited To Fight Chael Sonnen At UFC 109 On February 6

Marquardt vs Sonnen UFC 109

UFC middleweight fighter Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt has announced via his website that he will be taking on wrestling expert Chael Sonnen on February 6, 2010 in Las Vegas.  A win over Sonnen would easily put Marquardt next in line for a UFC title shot.

Marquardt explains how he was a bit upset with the news at first, especially since Sonnen was a fighter who had already lost to Maia.  Meanwhile, Marquardt knocked out Maia in his last fight within the first 21 seconds.  However, Marquardt doesn’t want to underestimate any fighter in his weight class so he is now both mentally and physically preparing himself for a very tough Sonnen at UFC 109.

From Nat Marquardt:

“We just got back to Denver from Montreal and I heard my fight was announced. I was offered the fight weeks ago but couldn’t say anything until it was announced. I will be fighting Chael Sonnen on February 6 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. Chael is a tough wrestler and is coming off a win against Yushin Okami. I thought I would get a title fight or a fight with Henderson, but neither fight was available, so I accepted the fight with Sonnen. Honestly I was upset at first. Why should I be fighting a guy that lost to Demian Maia three fights ago? After I thought about it a while, I changed my mind. Sonnen is a great wrestler with decent striking and I don’t want to wait to fight. Now I am pumped to fight and training has been going great! GSP is in town along with Rashad and all the guys. Let’s do this!”

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