“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 is everyone is trying to strip down their race car and make it lighter — taking away from the frame. I actually need to put more weight on my race car. What I’m moving to is completely opposite of what everyone thinks they should do in MMA.”
In a recent interview with ESPN, top UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald talked about putting on size ahead of his next UFC bout.