Nate Marquardt Discuss Return To MMA Nate Marquardt recently announced good intent to return to MMA. You will not believe the circumstances that led him to make the decision to come back. Marquardt is one of the toughest veterans in middleweight history. The former Strikeforce champion had a mixed career in his UFC run. Subsequently, following three straight defeats, he retired from MMA in 2017. In the end, like most MMA retirements, Marquardt would not be gone for long. He recently explained in an interview that he is returning to competition, and because of an unbelievable reason. "Yeah, that\u2019s true, I\u2019m going to be making a comeback. I\u2019ve known it for a while now, but I haven\u2019t made it public. I\u2019ve just been training, going to seminary, staying in shape, and helping guys like Ian (Heinisch) and stuff like that." As for what made Nate Marquardt come back? Well, he says it was a supernatural force that helped him make the decision. "Well it\u2019s kind of a crazy story, man, but I had a dream. God spoke to me, and he confirmed it later in the week by two people I\u2019ve never met before and one friend, as well, that basically I\u2019d be fighting again. That was it, man. After I retired, I didn\u2019t train for like two months, and I actually started feeling really bad physically. I was like, \u2018Oh man, I need to get back in the gym,\u2019 so I started lifting weights, running, sparring and grappling a little bit, and then I had the dream." As for when he will return, Nate Marquardt is undecided. Nevertheless, he seems excited and ready to make that comeback.