Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt has one set goal in his MMA career and it’s a second shot at the title against current UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Before he even gets the opportunity, he’ll have to get past Chael Sonnen on February 6th at UFC 109. Marquardt understands that it will not be an easy task to defeat the hard hitting Sonnen, but if he does then he expects the title shot as promised by UFC President Dana White. Silva too has a heavy burden over his shoulders as he prepares to make a title defense against former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort at UFC 112 on April 10th.
From Nate Marquardt:
“From what I understand, if I win this fight, I will get the shot…I think (Belfort’s) a great fighter. I don’t necessarily agree with him getting a shot or whatever, just because he really hasn’t fought at 85…His first fight in the UFC was at 95, but to be honest it doesn’t really matter too much to me because I’ve got a good fight coming up and to me I’m going to have to fight all those guys anyways, so it doesn’t really matter…I wasn’t sure when I heard that statement or read it or whatever, what exactly he meant. I assume he meant if he vacated or whatever and that would be a little disappointing to me…I want a rematch with him and it would mean the world to me to get a rematch with him.”