Monday, January 22, 2007

Exclusive interview with UFC middleweight Nathan Marquardt

After high school, most teenagers are getting drunk at frat parties or living with their parents trying to figure out what to do with their lives.

Not UFC middleweight Nathan Marquardt (24-6-2).

At 19, he dropped everything — college, work and a girlfriend — to chase a dream across the globe in Japan. He didn’t know the language — or people for that matter — but it didn’t matter.

He knew how to fight, and that’s all he needed.

Today, eight years later, he’s one of the top 185-pound mixed martial artists in the world and calls the UFC home.

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Nate prior to his upcoming fight with Dean Lister at UFC Fight Night 8 on January 25.

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