View Full Version : Marquardt's move to 170 was St. Pierre's idea


'Sugar' Freddi
04-22-2011, 08:08 PM
"Actually, he brought it up me," Marquardt told ESPN.com. "He asked me what I was walking around at and said, 'Wow. You should drop to 170.'

"I was like, 'I don't know. You're the champion there. I want to be a champion.' He told me not to worry about it, that if that's what is best for me I have to do it. I didn't even think about it until he said it. Once I went back to my own camp, it made sense to me."

http://espn.go.com/blog/mma/post/_/id/1422/marquardts-move-to-170-was-st-pierres-idea

Clegg
04-22-2011, 08:11 PM
A size advantage can help. No denying that. But overall I think that a non-world class fighter will be that even if he can move down in weight.

Nate isn't a bad fighter by any means but I don't see him doing any better at 170.

This doesn't have anything to do with GSP's opinion, just giving my opinion on the general sibject.

Virgil Caine
04-22-2011, 09:37 PM
A size advantage can help. No denying that. But overall I think that a non-world class fighter will be that even if he can move down in weight.

Nate isn't a bad fighter by any means but I don't see him doing any better at 170.

This doesn't have anything to do with GSP's opinion, just giving my opinion on the general sibject.

So Marquardt isn't world class?

And weight often plays a big factor at any level, especially when everyone else is cutting huge amounts.

$BloodyNate$
04-23-2011, 02:47 AM
I think he'll lose to Anthony Johnson just because it's his first weight cut. I think GSP's seriously moving up to middleweight and that could be a factor in why hes mentioned this to Nate.

SkillspayBills
04-24-2011, 02:29 PM
A size advantage can help. No denying that. But overall I think that a non-world class fighter will be that even if he can move down in weight.
Nate isn't a bad fighter by any means but I don't see him doing any better at 170.

This doesn't have anything to do with GSP's opinion, just giving my opinion on the general sibject.

Wow, Nate is WITHOUT A DOUBT a world class level fighter.

If he sheds the weight the right way he should be fine at 170, depends how hard it is to cut though.