Michael McDonald News

Sep 28, 2017 7:46 am

Former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald makes his Bellator debut this December

Over the last few years, Bellator MMA has signed a procession of high-profile free agents. One of the finest free agents they’ve picked up to date is Michael McDonald, a former UFC bantamweight who once fought Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight crown. McDonald’s Bellator debut is now set, per MMAJunkie.com. He’ll make that debut...

Mar 26, 2017 2:36 pm

Mayday! Bellator signs another former UFC title challenger

Bellator MMA has signed another former UFC title challenger. The UFC’s top rival, Bellator MMA, has been scooping up a ton of talent in the past several months including Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis, Rory MacDonald, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Ryan Bader, just to name a few. Most recently, the Viacom-owned...

Mar 17, 2017 8:03 am

Mayday! Former title challenger granted release from the UFC

Former UFC interim bantamweight title challenger Michael “Mayday” McDonald (17-4 MMA) has been granted an official release from his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship according to ESPN. McDonald cited “dishonest” business practices as his reasoning for requesting to be released by the promotion earlier this month. “The UFC was dishonest in the way they...

Jan 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Michael McDonald opens up on financial struggles preventing his return

At one point in time, UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was one of the most highly touted bantamweight prospects on the UFC roster. An 8-fight win streak that ‘Mayday’ rode from the regional scene into the top 10 of the UFC’s bantamweight division had the young prospect fighting Renan Barao in 2013 for the interim UFC...