Nate Marquardt is released from his contract with the UK-based promotion, BAMMA, upon his own request and there is still no date on Marquardt's first MMA fight since his release from the UFC according to mmamania.com.
Lex McMahon, Marquardt's manager, stated that BAMMA agreed to release Marquardt after the promotion's decision to postpone the Marquardt vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida matchup from February 11 to March 24. This was the second time Marquardt was delayed since he was originally scheduled to fight in December 2011.
Marquardt has not fought since mid-2011, a unanimous decision win over Dan Miller at UFC 128. His was supposed to fight Rick Story in the main event in the now infamous UFC on Versus 4. It was in this event that got Marquardt booted from the UFC after failing pre-fight medicals with elevated testosterone levels.
Now back in the free agent market, it remains to be seen which promotion will pick up Marquardt. A return to the UFC perhaps? Not likely since UFC president, Dana White, vowed to never allow Marquardt in the Octagon again. More viable options include Bellator, ProElite and Strikeforce.