Fans were fairly excited when Marquardt originally announced his intent to drop down to welterweight after a solid run at 185 pounds. He even looked good in his divisional debut, flattening Tyron Woodley in a Strikeforce title-fight. Unfortunately, he’s dropped three in a row since the instance of success including first-frame knockouts in his last two tilts. Chances are good Marquardt’s time in the UFC is over, but there’s no doubt a company like WSOF or Bellator (the more likely option) would love to have a guy with Marquardt’s name on the roster.
Based on the number of knockouts and the amount of blood shed there were obviously some serious losers last weekend when it came to the lineup for UFC 166. Though the show was highly memorable for fans, it should ultimately stand out for a couple of fighters as well whose heads are now on the chopping block as a result of their in-ring stumbles. That being said, a few of the less fortunate competitors are sure to be back in the Octagon come 2014 and ready to show their recent stumbles were simply speed-bumps rather than indicative of their future prospects. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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