181 Search Results for Michael McDonald

Oct 9, 2015 7:53 am

Michael McDonald’s Been Absent Because The UFC Doesn’t Pay Him Enough

UFC bantamweight fighter Michael McDonald hasn’t fought since 2013, where he lost to Urijah Faber via guillotine choke in the second round. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, McDonald talked about his long layoff and said that he isn’t really interested in fighting for the UFC if they’re going to keep paying him...

Sep 3, 2015 2:27 pm

Top Bantamweight Michael McDonald Ready To Make His Return

UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald is looking to make his long awaited return to the octagon before the end of the year. Reported on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight, McDonald’s coach says the fighter is all healed up and looking to get a fight before 2015 comes to an end. McDonald has been out since Dec. of 2013,...

May 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Free Fight! Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald

‘UFC featherweight “The California Kid” Urijah Faber takes on young gun Michael McDonald in Sacramento, California. Faber battles Frankie Edgar in the main event at UFC Fight Night in Manila, Philippines.’ By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630 THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Ronda Rousey’s Intense Judo Workout — WATCH!

Nov 20, 2014 10:44 am

Michael McDonald targeting spring 2015 comeback

Michael McDonald is targeting a spring 2015 return to the UFC after undergoing successful wrist surgery earlier this year. McDonald was on the cusp of a title shot at the end of last year, but was stopped in his tracks by Urijah Faber, who secured a dominant second round submission win over ‘Mayday’ to earn...

Nov 1, 2014 2:00 pm

UFC’s Michael McDonald Bulking Up

“I guess what I’ve learned is I’m different. I can’t do what everyone else is doing. I could actually gain some weight and strengthen my muscles and bones. I’m going towards more traditional heavy lifting, which people say, ‘Don’t do in MMA.’ It’s making my joints feel great. The best way I can describe it...

Mar 19, 2014 8:07 am

Mysterious Hand Injury May Sideline Michael McDonald

When injuries occur to MMA fighters, they are usually discovered immediately. Sometimes they are right before a fight, and a lot of times right after a fight. Whenever they occur, they are usually quickly diagnosed and treated. But for top 10 Bantamweight Michael McDonald, a mysterious unnamed injury may be sidelining him from any near...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald

Urijah Faber cemented himself as a true contender to the UFC’s bantamweight crown. The former WEC champion put away the very game Michael McDonald, choking out the young fighter early in the second round. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik...

Dec 12, 2013 9:39 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Michael McDonald Surprised Over Reaction to Abstinent News

Michael McDonald explains whether he ever thought he’d be facing his UFC on Fox 9 opponent Urijah Faber in his opponent’s hometown, how he anticipated fighting Faber and other WEC greats, why Faber is a continuously improving fighter, the surprise he feels at the revelation he’s sexually abstinent and much more.

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...

Sep 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX 9 Co-Main Event

Ever since the UFC announced that UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California, talks of ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber (29-6) being placed on the card sounded less like rumor and more accurately, like a sure thing, as Faber fights out of Sacramento. Faber will face fellow former number one bantamweight contender,...

Aug 19, 2013 7:01 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett Full Highlights

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: McDonald/Pickett Former bantamweight title challenger Michael McDonald put on a dominating performance over Brad Pickett on Saturday night. If you missed it, check out the highlights above. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald vs. Picket Brown vs. Pyle Faber vs. Alcantara Browne vs. Overeem Sonnen...

Jun 4, 2013 7:57 pm

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Co-Main Event

  A bantamweight clash between two fan favorites is set for the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 as Brad Pickett (23-7) faces off with Michael McDonald (15-2). The bout was announced in the shadow of today’s main event announcement for the same show. Pickett is coming off of a close victory...

Dec 5, 2012 10:40 am

Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013 | UFC News

With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013. Barao, who won the...

Jul 3, 2012 3:44 am

UFC’s Michael McDonald Working At Goodwill To Help Vets | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald will work side by side with a local veteran hired by Goodwill of Southern Nevada. McDonald will be doing this today July 3rd from 11 am to noon, at the Drive-Thru Donation Center at the Goodwill Store at 9385 W. Flamingo (Flamingo and Fort Apache) in Las...

Jun 5, 2012 3:12 pm

Michael McDonald Signs A New Four-Fight Deal With UFC | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald has landed a new four fight deal with the UFC. Sources close to the fighter’s camp confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com. McDonald has gone (4-0) in the UFC and in his last bout at UFC 145 stopped former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres in the first round. With...

Jul 20, 2015 2:27 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Michael Bisping’s Win Gets Ignored

Michael Bisping and Thales Leites clashed in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72. Even though Bisping came out on top, his ranking in the middleweight division did not change at all as he remained at #9. Anderson Silva continues to drop in the pound for pound rankings, this week dropping TWO spots to...

Jul 9, 2014 9:27 am

Caraway Feels McDonald May Be Next Opponent

Bantamweight fighter Brian Caraway has been steadily rising through the division, with his last victory against Erik Perez bringing his UFC record to 4-1. When speaking with MMA Junkie Radio, Caraway mentioned that there have been talks about his next top-tier opponent. “There’s been talks of possibly Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao, a guy that’s...

Dec 14, 2013 6:41 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Faber swarms, then taps out McDonald

Urijah Faber showed there is plenty of fight left in this old dog. The 34-year-old Faber got his 15th career win by submission when he tapped 22-year-old Michael McDonald in the second round of the co-main event of UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 held in Sacramento, Cali. In the first round, Faber...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Feb 16, 2013 10:25 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald Edition | UFC NEWS

The UFC is certainly spoiling mixed martial arts fans during the month of February. For the second time in two weeks the promotion has an exciting main event title fight scheduled. On February 2nd at UFC 156, Jose Aldo defended his UFC Featherweight Championship against former UFC lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar. It’s safe to say...