Michael McDonald has opted to retire after multiple injuries

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald announces his retirement Michael McDonald is done with his MMA career. He’s had a very successful go in MMA and has decided to stop fighting. After a lengthy career and multiple hand injuries, he’s retiring. He will stop fighting and focus on his woodworking full time. He took to Facebook to make the announcement. Here’s … Read moreMichael McDonald has opted to retire after multiple injuries

Eduardo Dantas and and Michael McDonald suffer injuries at Bellator 202

Eduardo Dantas

I warn you, this video is not fun to look at.

Tonight at Bellator 202 Michael McDonald and Eduardo Dantas met in the co-main event. It took less than a minute for McDonald to take Dantas out, but both guys suffered nasty injuries. Michael McDonald confirmed during his post-fight speech that he broke his left hand. He said it’s absolutely broken and will require surgery. Yikes.

Then, I saw the replay of the TKO and I witnessed what happened to Dantas’ ankle, and it’s disgusting.  As he was falling to the canvas the ankle got caught underneath him and folded up at a horrible ankle. You could see through the skin that the bone likely broke, and it is a reminder of what these fighters risk every time they step into the cage.

MMA Relevant tweeted a video of the injury and we’re sharing it with you. Remember, it’s not a lot of fun to watch.

We here at MikeSwick dot com wish speedy recoveries to both fighters. Any time a fighter steps into a cage he is facing serious injury or even worse. That’s why win, lose or draw, you have to absolutely respect anyone and everyone who steps into the cage. These guys are wired differently from the rest of us.

Bellator 191 Friday night will feature the debut of two former UFC fighters

Bellator 191

Bellator 191 takes place in Manchester, England and features former UFC competitors. Bellator has been big on taking their show on the international road lately. They’ve had shows recently in Isreal, Italy and Friday will air on Spike from Manchester, England. The show will be aired via tape delay, but there are some compelling reasons … Read moreBellator 191 Friday night will feature the debut of two former UFC fighters

Mayday! Mayday! Michael McDonald worked fast and found a new home.

Mayday! Mayday! Michael McDonald works fast and found a new home.

Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald is a fast worker. Last week he was given his walking papers by the UFC and today, he already has a new home. Once again, the UFC’s loss is Bellator’s gain. McDonald was once considered one of the top-ranked bantamweights in the world and even fought for the UFC bantamweight title. His … Read moreMayday! Mayday! Michael McDonald worked fast and found a new home.

Bantamweight Michael McDonald is granted release from UFC

Michael McDonald

Ask and ye shall receive usually isn’t part of the UFC’s scope of business Former UFC Bantamweight Michael “Mayday” McDonald, spoke to Brett Okamoto from ESPN and he’s confirmed he’s asked for and was granted a release from his UFC contract.  McDonald is only 26 years old and carries a professional record of 17-4 into … Read moreBantamweight Michael McDonald is granted release from UFC

Well, I’ve never seen this before. Fighter falls unconscious without being touched.

fighter falls unconscious

I’ve heard of those fainting goats, and they’re adorable, but this, not so much.

So in this video, a fighter falls unconscious without so much as a touch. I’ll explain.  Michael McDaniel had an odd night at the office at an XFC event in Queensland, Austrailia.  Michael McDonald was battling against James Vake and in the first round, McDonald had Vake down and decided to let him up to continue the fight standing.  That’s when things took an interesting turn.

Vake stands up, and he and McDonald are ready to engage, and when….timber….McDonald locks up and falls to the canvas completely unconscious. It’s actually a scary scene momentarily, as it’s unclear what exactly took place. Was he suffering a major medical event?  Shot by a raving fan in the crowd? Controlled by aliens?  Or, did he just pass out?  If you guessed controlled by aliens, you’re wrong.  Seems he had an oxygen deprivation and passed out.

In a few moments, he was all better and the fight was originally considered a no-contest. However, I believe it was later changed in favor of a TKO victory for Vake. Check it out.