for four years in the professional circuit, Craig Marduk was once a respected
and feared Vale Tudo fighter. However, Craig is expelled from the professional
ranks after being linked to a minor scandal. Bitter against his peers and
society, Craig's wrath consumed his soul. One day, Craig started a bar
brawl in Arizona and killed an opponent during the fight. Convicted for
second-degree manslaughter, Craig was sentenced to 10 years in the state
penitentiary. Two years later, Craig was mysteriously released from prison.
Some anonymous "benefactor" had apparently paid off numerous judiciaries
to arrange for Craig's release. An envelope is delivered to Craig shortly
after his release. Craig opens the envelope to find a plane ticket and
an article about The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4.
Marduk fought a grueling battle with the wrestler King in the King of Iron
Fist Tournament 5, victory and defeat eluded both fighters, and in defeat,
they found friendship. While returning to the waiting room, Craig was attacked.
Catching only a glimpse of the attackers back as he fled, Craig could have
sworn he looked exactly like the man he was convicted of killing, Armor
King. Determined to learn the assailant's true identity, Craig set
out with his sworn friend, King,
to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.