Nate Marquardt opens up about decision to retire from MMA, future as a missionary

Last month, one of the most seasoned veterans of the sport closed the book on his fighting career.

Nate Marquardt, a long-time UFC contender and a former Strikeforce welterweight champion, announced that he was no longer looking to compete in MMA, putting an end to his 17-year-long career as a professional fighter.

The 38-year-old Marquardt, who’s been very quiet since announcing his retirement, spoke to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Monday about his decision to hang up the gloves and...

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