God wanted Nate Marquardt to stop cutting so much weight

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It’s unfair that athletes get to be visited by their chosen deities so often, while the earnest and penitent followers of so many dogmas wait patiently for some sort of sign from the divine. Nate Marquardt, it seems, is constantly having discussions with God, and this time, God told him to stop cutting so much weight to make 170. It’s time to move up to middleweight.

Marquardt shared this revelation with MMA Junkie:

“I just feel like that’s what God wanted me to do, was to move back up to middleweight. I’d never lost two fights in a row before, so it was actually more after the second one that I was actually kind of questioning myself.

“When I lost the third fight, I was disappointed. But at the same time, I didn’t have the same thoughts that I did after the Ellenberger fight. I felt like I understood then why I was losing, and it was because I was fighting at 170. So I made the move.”