Marquardt would not turn down GSP fight

ESPN staff
January 10, 2013

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt has admitted he would not turn down a fight with Georges St-Pierre if it was put to him by UFC.

Marquardt is expected to make a return to UFC competition later in 2013 and has been linked with a fight against St-Pierre.

The pair are training partners and Marquardt has said in the past he would not meet the Canadian in the Ocatagon, but he now claims he is not in a position to turn down fights.

"Obviously, I'd rather not fight Georges," Marquardt told MMA Fighting. "He's my friend and training partner for a long time now.

"But, like I said before, I'm not in the position to be turning down fights. I'd rather not fight him, but I'm not going to turn down any fights."

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