Nate Marquardt’s suspension has been lifted by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission and the former UFC middleweight contender is free to fight again.
MMAjunkie.com reported the news this morning.
Marquardt was suspended after failing to get his testosterone levels within legal limits for his scheduled fight with Rick Story at UFC on Versus 4. Marquardt was removed from the bout by the PSAC and then fired from the promotion by UFC President Dana White, who said that Marquardt will never again compete in the UFC.
Marquardt revealed the following week that he had been undergoing testosterone replacement therapy since last August and had applied for a therapeutic use exemption with the New Jersey athletic commission – an application that was formally denied after Marquardt could not prove that his testosterone levels were within legal limits.
Marquardt has fielded offers from mixed martial arts promotions around the world and will make a decision in the coming weeks as to where he will continue his career. He has revealed that he’ll stick at welterweight.