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Michael McDonald Has ‘Zero Function’ In Left Bicep

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) bantamweight contender Michael McDonald has retired. The former UFC and Bellator MMA competitor announced the decision earlier this week. The 27-year-old's last performance was two months ago at Bellator 202. He knocked out former Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas in 53 seconds. McDonald is an...

Bellator Bantamweight Michael McDonald Announces His Retirement

Michael McDonald has hung up his gloves. Despite a promising start to his run in Bellator, McDonald will cut his professional mixed martial arts career short at the age of 27. McDonald earned a sensational knockout victory over former Bellator bantamweight ruler Eduardo Dantas back in July, but "Mayday" had...

Michael McDonald Ponders Future Despite Stunning KO at Bellator 202

Michael McDonald treated fans to a spectacular knockout over former bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 202 on Friday night. In fact, it took MacDonald just 58 seconds to end the Bellator 202 co-headline contest at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Despite the positive performance, the 27-year-old believes...
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Bellator 191: Michael McDonald Headed for Career-Defining Fight (Editorial)

Michael McDonald is just 26 years old. But in the world of MMA, he would be considered an aging veteran. McDonald will make his debut with Bellator this Friday night when he faces off against Peter Ligier in a bantamweight main event at Bellator 191. The card takes place from the...
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Former UFC Title Contender Michael McDonald to Debut in Bellator This Year

Michael McDonald, who fought for the interim UFC bantamweight title, will make his debut with Bellator later this year. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMAjunkie that plans are in place for McDonald to fight at the December 15 event in England. The 26-year-old McDonald (17-4) has not fought since falling...

Michael McDonald on UFC Departure: ‘I Wasn’t Okay With Lack of Communication’

Michael McDonald has a new home and he wouldn't have it any other way. McDonald was once a ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight. "Mayday" hasn't seen professional mixed martial arts (MMA) action since July 2016. He was knocked out by John Lineker in the first round. Back in January, McDonald...

Former UFC Bantamweight Contender Michael McDonald Signs with Bellator MMA

Well, that didn't take long! Just a week after obtaining his release from the UFC, top bantamweight and former UFC contender Michael McDonald has signed on with Bellator MMA. The news was first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto, and later confirmed via the promotion. https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/845321225148653568 McDonald (17-4) most recently suffered a...

UFC Bantamweight Michael McDonald Granted Release, Blasts Promotion For Dishonesty

You can now refer to top bantamweight Michael McDonald as a former UFC title contender. Key word, former. The fighter has been granted his release from the promotion, ESPN's Brett Okamoto first reported Thursday. McDonald, who challenged Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight title at UFC on Fuel TV 7...

Michael McDonald Confirms Why he Cannot Afford to Fight in The UFC

UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald confirms that he cannot afford to continue his UFC career. McDonald's last stint in the octagon was the loss to John Lineker in July. In a recent story reported by ESPN, Mayday confirmed that he wants to fight, but cannot fund his training camp. McDonald, an ex title challenger, has...

UFC Fight Night 91 – Lineker Makes Quick Work Of McDonald In Main Event

On Wednesday, just days after UFC held three consecutive events on three nights back-to-back in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of their International Fight Week, the Octagon has returned for our fourth event in less than a week's time. UFC makes their debut in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this evening...

Video: UFC Fight Night 91 Weigh-In Results From Sioux Falls

https://youtu.be/YGw-soKHcbw Following three events in three consecutive days at UFC's International Fight Week, which saw UFC Fight Night 90 on Thursday, The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on Friday and the historic UFC 200 pay-per-view on Saturday, it's already time for the return of the Octagon! Featured above are the official weigh-ins...

Free Fight: Michael McDonald Knocks Out MIguel Torres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru6Pka-lVKY Back in 2012, Michael McDonald was riding high and on the verge of competing for the UFC bantamweight title. McDonald was paired up with Miguel Torres and the youngster earned himself a fourth consecutive win inside the Octagon by finishing the veteran. Now, McDonald is set to meet John Lineker in...

Michael McDonald-John Lineker Move To UFC Fight Night 91 Headliner Role

Bantamweights Michael McDonald and John Lineker have taken over the main event role for UFC Fight Night 91. A planned headline fight pitting Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Chiesa was scrapped when Chiesa bowed out due to a back injury. Ferguson will remain on the card, taking on newcomer Landon Vannata. McDonald...

UFC Fight Night 91 Co-Main To Feature John Lineker Vs. Michael McDonald

One-time UFC title contender Michael McDonald will make his second appearance inside the Octagon this year after spending two years on the sidelines when he returns against John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 91. The bantamweight contest will serve as the co-main event for the UFC's debut in Sioux Falls,...

New Bantamweight Fight Added To UFC 195

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_pqQxDk80 Michael McDonald will get back in action after a two-year layoff at UFC 195 against Masanori Kanehara. UFC officials confirmed the fight on Monday evening. UFC 195 takes place on January 2, 2016, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The main card will air on pay-per-view...