Good Day

Today I worked with Trevor and Loren. Now I am just resting with Tess and Emmalie. We played board games and now we are watching "The Storyteller."

Check out the current issue of Real Fighter Magazine

There is an article about my first pro fight. The pictures are from Pancrase. I believe it is issue #27.

Deadlifts can make your shins bleed!

Hahaha! This picture is from after I did strength training with Loren Landow today. It's from the bar scraping as it is lifted up. Apparently, it is from "good technique." I just thought it might be interesting to people who don't lift weights.

Train Set

Today we went to church and then we worked on our paper mâché mountain for our Christmas tree train set. Then we watched "All Roads Lead Home" and now we are playing the board game called "Ingenious." Family days are the best!!

UFC top ten fighters 2009

I can't wait for GSP to pound Dan Hardy!
http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=34937

Had to burn off that pumpkin pie!

Today was Duane's and Rashad's last sparring before their fights. As you can see, it wasn't busy at the gym, but sparring was very good nevertheless.

Merry Christmas!

Here we are at home after church.

Christmas Eve Training

This morning we sparred and tonight we will wrestle. It's Radhad's and Duane's last week of hard training so we gotta get our work in!

Check out my world ranking!

Two sites, Sherdog.com and MMAweekly.com, have me listed at the same spot. Click below to see what ranking I have.

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/4/Sherdog-Official-Mixed-Martial-Arts-Rankings-21717

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=10331&zoneid=13

Snowy Day

I just finished training mitts with Trevor. Now I'm eating and resting up for my strength training with Loren Landow. KJ and the Thompsons left town today.

Look at my Xmas present to @KeithJardine205

Haha!! This morning we sparred MMA and Kickboxing. Then later we drove up to UNC for Wrestling practice. The black eye was actually from an accidental headbutt. Keith will probably give me his gift next time we spar!

Ten Best Knockouts of 2009

I'm on UFC's top 10 list twice! Watch the videos on this link: http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=34538

S&C

Today we trained with Loren Landow. Then FitFoods4u.com delivered my meals. Later Keith Jardine came over and we went to a Brazilian BBQ in downtown Denver. Now it's bedtime!

Mitts, Wrestling, S&C

This morning we worked with T and then drilled takedown defense for 2 hours. We just ate and now we are getting ready to go work with Loren at Steadman Hawkins. I'm ready for a nap!

One of my favorite songs

This is funny too. Some people have a lot of time on their hands! Make sure you pay attention to the power levels at the top...

Holy Crap!!

Earlier today, I ran over Stevie "Wonderboy" with my car. I was dropping off everyone in the front of church and everyone got out. I started to pull away and realized Stevie, who wears flip flops in 40 degree weather, was getting stuff out of the back so I stopped. Stevie quickly said something that I didn't hear. I said, "Huh?" He repeated, "Pull forward. You stopped on my foot!" I frantically pulled forward and turned to see Stevie's reaction. Luckily he was fine. I guess his flip flops protected him somehow! Here we are after lunch at High Altitude.

Guests in Town

Yesterday, we picked up Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, his dad Ray and Joseph Corneroli. They flew in from South Carolina. Stevie is one of the slickest kickboxers I have ever gone with. We worked with Loren Landow and then watched "Avatar" with Rashad, Coach Nurse, Van and Gerald. I thought the movie was great (if u get past the praying to trees crap). It was very entertaining. Then this morning we sparred and then worked with Kru Nurse. Now we are getting ready to watch the fights tonight.

Great Day

Today we had a full gym. We had Rashad Evans, Shane Carwin (not in picture), Brendan Schaub, Coachs Phil Nurse, VanArsdale and T, Chaun Simms, Demico Rogers, Jeremiah Constant, Gerald Harris, Christian Allen, Cody Donovan, Brandon Thatch, Eliot Marshall, Alvin Robinson, Tyler Toner and many others. Kru Nurse worked with me afterward and showed me some cool tricks!

Tough Day

Training was great today. Here we are after wrestling tonight. This morning I did mitts with T. Both practices were intense and I'm pretty tired.

Today's Training

This morning we sparred Kickboxing and MMA. We had GSP, Rashad, Demico, Eliot, Cody, Alvin and several others. Then I worked on strength with Loren Landow. It was a great day of training. Now I am just getting some much needed rest.

Beautiful Girls

I just finished training and am back home. I have to leave for a massage in an hour. Here's Emmalie and her cousin, Peyton, who are about to make Christmas cookies.

Busy Day

This morning I worked with Trevor Wittman and Loren Landow. First, T and I reviewed tapes and went over more game plan. Then, Loren put me through a tough explosive power day. After that I had to go to court (don't ask why) and now Tess, Emmalie and I are going to put up the Christmas tree and make gingerbread houses. We will see if we have time for a movie or something after. I love my time with my family!!

Wrestling Practice

Today we wrestled at GTC. I couldn't make it up to UNC since my daughter has a choir performance tonight so we stayed in Denver. With guys like VanArsdale, Rashad and St-Pierre, it doesn't matter where it goes down! Now I'm ready to enjoy my little angel's voice.

My Next Fight!

We just got back to Denver from Montreal and I heard my fight was announced. I was offered the fight weeks ago but couldn't say anything until it was announced. I will be fighting Chael Sonnen on February 6 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. Chael is a tough wrestler and is coming off a win against Yushin Okami. I thought I would get a title fight or a fight with Henderson, but neither fight was available, so I accepted the fight with Sonnen. Honestly I was upset at first. Why should I be fighting a guy that lost to Demian Maia three fights ago? After I thought about it a while, I changed my mind. Sonnen is a great wrestler with decent striking and I don't want to wait to fight. Now I am pumped to fight and training has been going great! GSP is in town along with Rashad and all the guys. Let's do this!

Nap time

I had a good practice today. We did 3 rounds of kickboxing and 3 rounds MMA sparring. Then we ate ribs at Baton Rouge. Now I will be falling asleep so I can be rested for strength training with Jon Chaimberg.

#TUF10 Fights

I thought the fights last night were great. My teammates did an excellent job. James McSweeney fought a very smart, exciting fight and Darrell was very tough. I was gutted to see Brendan lose but he did great. He dominated the standup fight, and was able to escape from bad positions under Roy. He made one mistake in turning his head as he jabbed and Roy's punch landed just below and behind his ear. A punch there will put anyone down. Brendan has a bright future in the UFC and is a warrior. He'll bounce right back. I'm off to eat breakfast with Tess and Georges.

BJJ/ Photo shoot

I just finished doing a photo shoot for Six Star. It was three hours long and was right after BJJ practice that lasted 2 hours. I'm pretty tired but I can't wait to watch my teammates fight tonight. Let's do it bros!

Sparring

We just finished training and now we are eating at Marathon Souvlaki. Tonight we will probably go watch a movie with Georges. He recommended "Twilight" for Tess. I don't get why girls goes crazy over that movie! Vampires don't sparkle. Everybody knows that.

After training

Here is Tess with Georges after dinner at Cavalli, one of the best restaurants in Montreal. The sea bass was amazing!

Yummy!

We just went grocery shopping in Montreal and found horse meat. I had raw horse in Japan but it's not common there. Anyway, I am getting ready to go roll with Coach Bruno along with Georges and his buddies from the west side of Canada.

Look at my wife's BELLY!

Hahaha! She's trying on maternity clothes. It's not really her tummy, it's a pillow for her to see how the clothes will look in 4 months. Today I hit mitts with T and then did strength training with Loren Landow. Loren is awesome. I've been doing physical therapy with him and now he's gonna work with Jon Chaimberg to put together a strength program for me. Tomorrow I leave for Montreal and will train with Jon and George and all the guys there.

Casa Bonita

I just took Tess, Emmy, her friend and her cousins to Casa Bonita! The Denverites know what I'm talking about (Oh, and anyone who saw the South Park episode). Kids are the best!!

Look at This Turkey

I just ate another Thanksgiving dinner with Tessa's family and our friends, Bryan and Amanda Callen. It was smoked turkey and was awesome! I'm still training through the holidays, but it has been a relaxing two days. Tomorrow I will spar kickboxing and then rest for the remainder of the weekend. Next week I will travel to Montreal to train with GSP and Chaimberg.

Happy Thanksgiving to All My Friends & Fans!

We trained this morning at Grudge T.C. and then I came home and took a nap. I was really tired from hanging out with Bryan and Amanda Callen last night. We will head to my Mom's house in a bit to have dinner and tomorrow we celebrate at Tessa's parent's home.

Check out the UFC Magazine

I'm in the December/January issue of the UFC magazine with Brock Lesnar on the cover. It covers some of the pre-fight preparations and locker room game planning of the fight with Maia.

Training Today

Here's @brendanSchaub, @donnybrookCody, @firemarshallufc, @rollesGracie, @sugarashadEvans, Justin Wren, Kevin Burns, Alvin Robinson, Christian Allen, VanArsdale, Coache Wittman, Coach, Easton, Coach Jackson, Chad Klingensmith, And Josh. Wrestling is tonight. Now it's nap time!!

Do you like MUSCLE CARS?


Answer this question and I may get a motor sponsored for my Chevelle!! Just select "yes" or "no" on the poll question on the right side of my site and then click "vote." Thank you guys! I had a great workout with Trevor Wittman this morning and Greg Jackson came into town this morning too. We went up to work with Loren Landow afterwards for some MAT and stabilization training. Then its strength training tonight.



72 Chevelle SS!!

AWWW YEAH!!! Here's my car. It's a 72 SS. I'm going to do a resto-mod style rebuild of this car. We are actually going to convert the front end to look like a 70 Chevelle SS (new head lights, fenders and grill). The car is going to have many modifications including all 4 disc brakes, custom suspension, and a beast of a motor. I'll cover the restoration on my blog as much as possible.

High Altitude Seminar

The seminar at High Altitude went great. We covered a takedown series and a ground and pound series. Rashad, Brendan, Cody and VanArsdale all showed up too. We had sparred earlier today so wasn't sure if they'd have the energy. Now we are headed to watch the fights. Let me know your picks!

Skype

Training went well today. I worked with T and Loren Landow and then got a massage. When we got home, I talked to my brother, sister in law, and nephew on Skype. It was the first time using it and it was very cool! They are in Japan and I can't believe it's free! My nephew said he "wrestles like Uncle Nate!" How cool is that?!?!

Wrestling

Practice with @BrendanSchaub @ShaneCarwin, Cody, Coach Leister, and Jeremiah Constant was great!

MMA and Wrestling

We are headed up to UNC now to wrestle. This morning we sparred Kickboxing and MMA and Eliot worked on some leglock escapes. I am pretty tired for some reason, maybe since I was sick for a couple weeks. Either way, it's still a great day! I've been working with Loren Landow on ankle stability and he's an amazing trainer. Hopefully I get to work with him more. Also, if you are in Colorado, don't forget about my seminar on Saturday at High Altitude Martial Arts in Aurora at 12:30 p.m.

Marquardt on the Way!

Well, Tess is now three months pregnant! Here's a picture of her and Emmalie. We are all so excited! Emmalie is so interested in what is happening with the baby and so protective of Tess. It's so sweet. Anyway, she is due at the end of May. We won't know if it's a boy or girl until it's born. We love surprises! Thanks to God for this blessing!

MMA Seminar

I'll be teaching a Seminar this Saturday at High Altitude Martial Arts in Aurora, CO from 12:30-2pm. It will be for all levels of students, free for members and $50 for non-members. Bring your MMA gloves if you have them. See you then. HighAltitudeMA.com

Good Week

I just finished practice this morning and I feel I am finally getting over my cold. Sparring was pretty good today. Now I am back home with my lovely wife and daughter who spent all morning cleaning the house. We are going to watch the fights tonight at Tessa's parents' house with Rashad and his family. I can't wait to get a fight scheduled. A lot of people have been asking me about a rumored fight. I would love to answer all those questions, but we are not allowed to talk about any upcoming fights unless the UFC announces it first. Sorry guys!

Headed to UNC

This is from this morning. Tom Murphy is in town along with Rashad and VanArsdale. Now I am picking up Emmalie and then heading up to Wrestling practice.

Headed up to Wrestling Practice

Here we are at lunch after practice. It's Rashad, Cody, VanArsdale, Latoya and the kids. Now we are driving up to Greeley to practice at UNC with Coach Leister.

My Cousin Vinnie

Last night we went to my aunt's house and had dinner and listened to My cousin play his guitar. He was amazing, totally b.a.! He's a good singer too. I wish I had my new phone so I could take a video and put it on YouTube. Today we are just relaxing after church. I'm still sick but should be able to train this week at every practice.

Training Day

Here's @firemarshallufc, @sugarashadevans, @brendanschaub, Cody Donovan, VanArsdale, and me resting after practice here in Denver.

One of the Funniest MMA Videos

This morning we practiced and did 4 rounds Kickboxing and several rounds MMA along with half guard technique from Coach Easton. Then I went to lunch with Tessa. I'm still sick so will probably sit out tonight since several of my teammates are as well. Here's a funny video from the Pride days. I love funny videos like this, so if you know of others, please post them for me.

Nate Marquardt Action Figure!

Wow this is crazy! I didn't know I had an action figure out. Click on this picture and it will direct you to ringsidecollectibles.com where you can pre order my action figure. It is in the "Deluxe Series 2." It looks like it is $24.99 on this site. You can buy the whole set of 8 for $109.99. I gotta go buy some now!