GSP led Marquardt down right path

Originally Published: June 22, 2011
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

A lot of eyes will be glued to Nate Marquardt on Sunday night when he makes his UFC welterweight debut in Pittsburgh.

Observers want to see if Marquardt maintains his speed and power. They will pay close attention to his cardio, especially if the fight with fast-rising Rick Story goes beyond Round 2.

These are fair concerns, those normally raised when a fighter moves down one weight class, as Marquardt is doing in dropping from middleweight to welterweight. But raising ...

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