Sad news for Nate Marquardt fans as Dana White tells the press at the weigh-ins today that not only did he not pass his medical clearance, he  has been officially released by the UFC.

“It’s true. He failed his medicals. Not only is he out of this fight, out of the main event on Versus, he will no longer be with the UFC.

This coming shortly after the news that Marquardt would be replaced by Charlie Brenneman. The main bout will now be Cheick Kongo vs Pat Barry at tomorrows UFC on versus. Neither Marquardt’s camp nor the UFC was willing to release the details of Marquardt’s failed medical clearance at this time.