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Michael McDonald unhappy with UFC contract, won’t fight ‘top guys’ at current salary

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Mayday! It could be awhile before we saw one of the most exciting UFC bantamweight fighters return to the Octagon. It has been close to two years since we last saw former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title challenger Michael McDonald inside the Octagon and after announcing a late 2015 return date in September, it appears “Mayday” may have hit a road block.
McDonald has been sidelined with a multitude of injuries and plotted to get bigger during his time off. Now healthy for the first time in a long time, the 24-year-old is in no rush to enter the Octagon after losing his passion for mixed martial arts (MMA).
“I think everyone has expectations of being a professional athlete, and it’s just not exactly what you expect,” McDonald told ESPN.com (via MMA Fighting). “It wasn’t very fun after awhile. I didn’t feel any passion for fighting or the people around me. I’d say things started to get complicated after the Miguel Torres fight. Money was something I’ve never wanted to focus on, but when I look around and see people who I’m beating making a lot more than me, I started to feel angry and resentful.”
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