Nate Marquardt has never fought a rematch in his 12-year-long UFC career, but that run may soon come to an end.

The former UFC middleweight title challenger and former Strikeforce welterweight champion wants a second crack at the man that defeated him last weekend – Vitor Belfort. The two MMA veterans battled in a middleweight contest in the main card of UFC 212, which took place last Saturday at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After three rounds of fighting, the three judges in charge of the verdict scored the fight 29-28 for the Brazilian.

The decision was a controversial call in many’s eyes, including Marquardt himself....

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Cool article about my surgery just before I started training for the fight this Saturday

Coming off a win over Tamdan McCrory on Oct. 1, Nate Marquardt had some pain in his ankle.

He ignored it and went back to training. Then one day, just walking around, excruciating pain shot through Marquardt's foot. He couldn't put any pressure on it. It took about five minutes before the pain subsided.

Having already undergone "a bad surgery" on the ankle in 2013, Marquardt found another doctor.

This one offered a different option: cleaning out some bone spurs and a subchondroplasty procedure.

Marquardt, the UFC middleweight from Arvada who will fight Sam Alvey on Saturday at Pepsi Center at UFC on Fox, had never heard of that procedure. Not many people outside the medical field have, especially when it comes to ankle surgeries.

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