Jason MacDonald Gets New Four-Fight Contract


Jason MacDonaldUFC middleweight Jason MacDonald (19-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, which will go into effect for his UFC 83 fight with Joe Doerksen.

The popular Canadian fighter made the announcement in his blog for sportsnet.ca.

The new contract will replace the his old deal, which had one fight remaining on it.

“I signed a new contract this week, which gives me some peace of mind,” MacDonald wrote. “Facing the last fight of a contract always puts on a bit of extra pressure to perform. I still want to perform of course, but now I know I have a little job security.”

MacDonald, 32, has been a fringe contender for the UFC’s middleweight title, but he lost the two fights that could have possibly earned him a title shot: vs. Rick Franklin at UFC 68 and vs. Yushin Okami at UFC 77. However, even with the losses, he’s won seven of his past nine fights and remains a fan favorite.

Upon entering the UFC, the eight-year fight veteran earned the unofficial nickname “TUF Killer” after quick submission victories over “The Ultimate Fighter” cast members Ed Herman and Chris Leben.

He’ll next fight in his home country. UFC 83 takes place at Montreal’s Bell Centre. It’ll be the first-ever event in Canada.

(Touch of gloves: MMAjunkie.com readers for “Shaady”) 

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC has signed a new face to the middleweight division off an injury to Costas Philippou. It's always interesting to see just what direction the UFC goes with late notice injury replacements. In read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 33 views

A long list of companies might stop sponsoring UFC fighters after the Reebok deal is effective in July, and that could benefit fighters from other promotions. Patricio Freire, Bellator’s featherweigh read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 views

Swedish middleweight Mats Nilsson has elected to call it a career at 31 years old. read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 23 views

After several months of weighing his options, middleweight Cung Le has decided to hang up his MMA gloves.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC is going all-out in its pursuit of high-profile MMA free agents, it seems, as ESPN's Brett Okamoto is reporting that Zuffa LLC, the UFC's parent company, is pursuing a deal with former Strike read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced in December that it had signed a six-year deal with Reebok to become its official outfitter, fighter reactions were all over the map. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

STOCKHOLM -- MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and UFC middleweight Luke Barnatt take a closer look at the top storylines heading into Saturday night's UFC on FOX 14, including the light heavyweight showd read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC middleweight Thales Leites previews his UFC 182 fight against Tim Boetsch and discusses his career resurgence. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

UFC fighters such as Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley, and others gave their predictions for the upcoming Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier title fight at UFC 182. UFC 182 is upon us and so is the highly an read news >>