posted 5 years ago
The UFC 132 Results are now in from last week and MMA Odds are listed for upcoming fight's. Ever since he was abruptly axed by the UFC for high testosterone levels just ahead of his fight with Rick Story, Nate Marquardt has become a wanted man. Particularly in Bellator, the biggest, most viable non-Zuffa organization in North America. First welterweight champion Ben Askren called Marquardt a "cheater" on Twitter and challenged the exiled fighter to step in the cage with him, and now 185-pound champion Hector Lombard is doing the same thing. In a series of tweets asking people to help fuel support for the fight, Lombard is essentially challenging Marquardt to challenge for his Bellator strap.
Though Marquardt is currently weighing his options, the rumor is that Bellator is interested in bring him in as a middleweight. If that holds true, Lombard versus Marquardt would be a very visible fight. For Lombard, who hasn't lost in 23 bouts, it would be a chance to silence critics who claim that he hasn't beaten anybody of relevance. To beat Marquardt would be a huge notch in his belt and legitimize him as a top ten middleweight. For Marquardt it would also be a feather in his cap as he deals in the aftermath of his banishment and regain favor with fans. Check out the latest UFC Picks and UFC Odds for upcoming events.