Should Nate Marquardt Retire?

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  1. Hardkore

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    The guy lost me as a fan after the whole TRT debacle, but I always thought he was a good fighter. Personally I think the guy should retire, he looked slow and took a lot of damage from Tavares, especially from those leg kicks. I don't think he can beat the top guys in his division at his age and he has a lot of mileage on those tires. Then again I had a lot of craft beers tonight, anyone agree with me?
     
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    Yes. He's disgraced
     
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    I fell asleep when he was fighting.
    Yes he should retire.
     
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    I was a huge fan but yes time to hang it up
     
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    Couldn't do it at 185, failed at 170 & now losing at 185 again
     
  6. Limbo Pete

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    He showed his mileage badly tonight and I think he should hang em up. He was a real killer, once, but it looks like he's on the downslope.
     
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    Yes, it's pretty sad to see someone who was a perennial top 5 fighter in the world for over half a decade being reduced to this crap.
     
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    As i said in another post ,sadly,yes.
    he has been on the game for 15 years and has like 50 fights, SF and Pancrase champ,not a bad career.
     
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    definitely looks like he's lost all his confidence. damn shame, he was a good fighter in his prime.
     
  10. Hardkore

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    Yes I'm in total agreement, he's had a good career in MMA, the only blemish the whole TRT thing.
     
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    That is it right there. Sometimes I wonder if too much experience in fights is a bad thing, like he focuses to much on all the things that are going wrong. He looked defeated to me early on in that fight
     
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    Tavares is a nice up and coming fighter, but could he have done this to Nate the Great of 7-8 years ago? Probably not.
     
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    He looked defeated when he realized he couldn't take Tavares down.
     
  14. Guestx

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    At 170 he went Street Fighter on Woodley with one of the best combos/finishes I've ever seen and won the Strikeforce championship. So to say he failed at 170 is not accurate. He wasn't a total success, but he wasn't a failure either.

    What I've learned about Marquardt, especially at this stage of his career, is that he's an up-and-down fighter. One fight he'll destroy Woodley and win a belt, and then the next drop it to a fighter like Tarec while doing almost nothing the entire fight.

    Then he'll get KOd a few times.

    Then he'll finish someone like Te Huna with a wonderful armbar before dropping another fight that was very similar to his bout with Tarec.

    Should he retire? I don't think so. He still can be a very successful MMA fighter, just perhaps not in the UFC. Let him go to Bellator and see how he does. It would not shock me to see him become champ, much like he did when he went to SF.
     
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    Probably not retire, but he doesn't belong in the major leagues anymore.
     
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    Better days. . .



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  17. MadMardigain

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    Probsbly would save him the trouble of getting cut which will happen now or at least if he doesn't win his next two straight.
     
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    he's one of those inconsistent fighters who, one day looks like he can ko everyone and the next looks helpless in the octagon.He should retire and avoid senseless damage at all cost. He gave us great performances, the Maia KO, the street fighter combo on Gouveia and Woodley,the Kunioki beatdown,etc
     
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    We know why he was so yoked at that time ;)
     
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