Originally Posted by Zuben
I made a casual $20 bet on this fight, and doing a bit of reading up I'm pretty sure I made a huge (or rather, $20) mistake betting on Marquardt.
He is moving up in weight class while Te Huna is moving down, meaning that Nate is going to be pretty undersized. Add in the fact that Nate's been on a losing streak while on TRT, and now has to be off TRT, and the man is in serious trouble. Slap on the home field advantage and I think I can kiss my $20 goodbye.
Nate's a better fighter than Te Huna will ever be. Nate's on record saying that the cut to WW made him lethargic & sluggish (He wasn't a small MW). The TRT thing is 50/50 - Chances are the fighters still take it with the inferior MMA testing.
It's a close call because Nate's on the slide but he's a far more talented fighter than Te Huna will ever be.