Nate Marquardt's day just went from bad to worse.
Marquardt was refused medical clearance this morning for his scheduled fight with Rick Story on tomorrow's UFC on Versus 4 event, forcing him to withdraw from the fight.
A few hours later, Marquardt received even worse news: UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that Marquardt had been released from his UFC contract.
"So I'm here at the weigh-ins. I'm sure you've heard that Nate Marquardt is out. It's true. He failed his medicals," White said. "Not only is he out of this fight and out of the main event on Versus, but he will no longer be with the UFC."
No further details are available at this time, but stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.