Archive: Michael McDonald

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...

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

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 17, 2013 8:31 am

BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: Five Shifts Following UFC on FOX 9

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday UFC fans got to see four great fights on Fox for UFC on FOX 9. Below are our changed rankings for the fighters that fought, and won or lost this past Saturday. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top 10 ranking ladder...

Dec 16, 2013 10:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Faber Shares Friendly Text Exchange Prior to UFC on FOX 9

Prior to last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 co-main event between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald the two fighters shared a friendship. While their time together, prior to their bout, may have been limited, it still didn’t stop the friendly exchanges come fight night. Urijah was able to continue his win streak with a second...

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...

Dec 14, 2013 9:36 pm

White: You Cannot Deny Urijah Faber Deserves a Title Shot

Urijah Faber, for whatever reason, has always received criticism from people questioning why he’s always on the cusp of a title shot. While it is curious that “The California Kid” seems like he is always one win away from fighting for the championship, it has always been within reason. Taking into consideration that Faber’s only...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First

In tonight’s UFC on FOX 9 main event, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson retained his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. It took the flyweight champion just two-minutes to put the challenger to sleep with a well-placed over-hand right. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald .gif | Chad...

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 14, 2013 9:33 pm

.gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz Highlights

Chad Mendes increased his win streak tonight, stretching it to 5 with his unanimous decision win over Nick Lentz. While he did indeed fight to a decision, it was an entertaining and dominant win. Here are the highlights: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes...

Dec 14, 2013 9:29 pm

.gif | Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig Highlights

Tonight Joe Lauzon killed his 100% finishing rate with a unanimous decision victory over TUF winner Mac Danzig. If you missed the UFC on FOX 9 live broadcast, enjoy these animated .gif’s from tonight’s main card opener. Lauzon vs. Danzig: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Urijah...

Dec 14, 2013 7:09 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Johnson Puts Benavidez To Sleep In The First To Retain Title

Demetrious Johnson brought the thunder. Johnson, the UFC flyweight champion, knocked Joseph Benavidez to the canvas with huge right in the first round and then pounced on him to seal the deal and earn the quick victory in the main event of UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 in Sacramento, Cali. The victory...

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 14, 2013 6:13 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Mendes Coasts to Unanimous Decision Victory Against Lentz

Chad Mendes walked into the octagon as a -840 favorite, which is unheard of. The bookies were apparently right in labeling him as that heavy of a favorite, but it was for all the wrong reasons. We’re used to seeing Mendes dominate and destroy his opponents, but he was perfectly content with taking Lentz down...