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After being on a hiatus from the UFC and not fighting in almost a year, Nate “The Rock” Quarry returns to the octagon in December to take on fast rising youngster Brock Larson at UFC 66.

Recently BoxingInsider.com caught up with Quarry to talk about his fight, his personal life, and his long-awaited return to Mixed Martial-Arts.

BoxingInsider: First off Nate, tell our readers about your up-coming fight on December 30th.

Nate Quarry: I will be fighting Brock Larson. He’s a young kid looking for his opportunity so you know he’s going to come strong and fast.

Boxing Insider: Have you had any chance to study him at all during your training?

Nate Quarry: I saw his last few fights from Extreme Challenge and his fight last year with Jon Fitch. He’s a tough fighter with a slick ground-game. He also never quits during any of his matches and has never been stopped in a fight.

BoxingInsider: Since you’ve took such a long break from MMA, do you think being non-active for the past year will have any effect on you for this fight?

Nate Quarry: No, but the last year has been rough though. I injured my back right after the fight with Rich, I wasn’t healthy enough to fight until late August. But that’s when my father passed away as well. So I’ve been dealing with a lot of issues lately, but I think I’ve got everything behind me now.

BoxingInsider: Would you like another shot at the title or a chance to redeem your loss against Rich someday?

Nate Quarry: [Laughs] Oh I’d love that, but that won’t be for a long time. I’ve just got to concentrate on my up-coming fight with Brock Larson, and then take it one fight at a time after that.

BoxingInsider: Well I wish you the best of luck in your up-coming fight in December. Would you like to say anything to your fans before we head out?

Nate Quarry: I would just like to thank all of my fans who have stuck with me and supported me the whole way. Stand strong.
 

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Both these guys are overrated, so this actually might be a good fight. Larson will look to bring it to the ground and Quarry will be trying for a stand up knock out. I guess Nate will be favored, but he's done - I hope Brock steps it up and helps Quarry, once again, fade into obscurity.
 

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bit harsh pothead. Good to see comeback, the guys got talent no doubt. He will be fighting a battle to get top 5 at 185 thats 4 sure at his age and with injuries but i wish him the best o luck.
 

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Good to hear Nate Quarry is back and healthy. After buying The Ultimate Fighter 1 and watching some of the episodes, I've grown to like Nate. He's a good guy and I've seen some of his fights including the one where Rich Franklin killed him, looked impressive (besides the Franklin fight)
 
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WouldLuv2FightU said:
Sad to hear about his father but I still can't stand the guy. Overrated to the max. I hope Larson destroys him so I don't have to discuss him anymore. Also, I was unaware that he even had any fans. :dunno:
That's just wrong:thumbsdown: , anyone who steps into the ring with a person the caliber of Rich Franklin will always have my respect not to mentionjust stepping into the Octagon. All fighters regardless of their records deserve respect just for having the "eggs" to step into the ring.
 
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I respect the hell out of Quarry for taking that title fight against Franklin. I wouldn't call him overrated just yet (that seems to be an easy word to throw around on these forums), he hasn't had the chance to showcase his skills much in the octagon, but his wins over Carter and Sincaid were impressive. I think he would have beaten Pete Sell badly, had Cecil Peoples not stopped the fight way too early.

I look forward to seeing him back and proving everyone on here wrong.
 

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Bonnar426 said:
Nate is cool! I can't wait to see him fight again!
Yea same here. I like the guy. He has good skills which he has shown in every one of his fight minus the title fight :laugh: and is one of the better fighters in the middle weight. He's got a good attitude with things and has respect for others. Not much to dislke about the guym I wish him well. :thumbsup:
 

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NOt to be a ****...but why does everyone say he's so good? I haven't seen him beat anyone of worth...just wondering. Pete Sell sucks and plus it was stopped early, Lodune Sincaid is terrible, and Shonie Carter was definately on something at the time. Not trying to pick on the guy like I said I don't dislike him for anything personal, I just think he's really overrated.
 

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WouldLuv2FightU said:
NOt to be a ****...but why does everyone say he's so good? I haven't seen him beat anyone of worth...just wondering. Pete Sell sucks and plus it was stopped early, Lodune Sincaid is terrible, and Shonie Carter was definately on something at the time. Not trying to pick on the guy like I said I don't dislike him for anything personal, I just think he's really overrated.
Well, you have to admit, he did dispose of 3 UFCers in the first round by TKO ... I think that counts for something. I originally disliked Nate after he dissed Franklin and said he had a weak chin and he had heavy hands, but Nate was good in defeat and in the aftermath I visited his site. He genuinely seems like a decent guy and it's good to see anyone make a comeback. I think a lot of what was said was just the usual pre-fight crap.. UFC needs sound bites, etc. Like I said though, I can't see him being champ
 

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Slick_Fugitive said:
Well, you have to admit, he did dispose of 3 UFCers in the first round by TKO ... I think that counts for something. I originally disliked Nate after he dissed Franklin and said he had a weak chin and he had heavy hands, but Nate was good in defeat and in the aftermath I visited his site. He genuinely seems like a decent guy and it's good to see anyone make a comeback. I think a lot of what was said was just the usual pre-fight crap.. UFC needs sound bites, etc. Like I said though, I can't see him being champ
Well said, he's a nice guy but he is not as good as he let on, and he was very humble in defeat and that is respectable. I just could care less to see him fight again.
 

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Damone said:
It's totally the "He's a cool guy" theory. Nate looks awkward out there, but I can't help but like the guy.
Yeah you're right, he does look awkward but yet he put a lot of guys to sleep. Maybe Franklin exposed him ... I'd root for him ... I'd hate to see him go out with that horrible loss
 

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nate was just talking the talk b4 the franklin fight...its part of the mental side of the game. Similar to GSP comments against Hughes after BJ/Hughes 2.
Nate is a top guy and a talented fighter. I dont think anyone really rates him that high so how can u call him overated ???

Joe Rogan built him up a bit so maybe thats part of it.....anyhow hope he kicks ass at 66.
 

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Wombatsu said:
nate was just talking the talk b4 the franklin fight...its part of the mental side of the game. Similar to GSP comments against Hughes after BJ/Hughes 2.
Nate is a top guy and a talented fighter. I dont think anyone really rates him that high so how can u call him overated ???

Joe Rogan built him up a bit so maybe thats part of it.....anyhow hope he kicks ass at 66.
That's pretty much it...that and on other forums.
 
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