Michael McDonald Injured, Out Of UFC Interim Bantamweight Title Picture

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Budgellism
5/18/12 9:24:39AM
A favorite to get a shot against Urijah Faber for the interim UFC Bantamweight title, Michael McDonald will not get his opportunity in July as a hand injury has put him on the shelf.

Wrestling Observer founder Dave Meltzer reported in his Thursday update that UFC president Dana White said McDonald's hand was injured but didn't go into details about the severity or how long he would be out for. Meltzer added that one source told him that McDonald was the favorite to get the nod against Faber.

As of this writing, McDonald had not acknowledged the injury on Twitter. Faber's opponent will be announced on Friday night's edition of The Ultimate Fighter Live. He was to fight UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz in the main event of UFC 148 in Las Vegas on July 7, but Cruz suffered a torn ACL in training and will be out indefinitely.

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airkerma
5/18/12 9:40:52AM
Well now I certainly have no idea who will be fighting Faber
jjeans
5/18/12 9:50:29AM
Surprised ruined then
BuffaloDave
5/18/12 10:07:33AM
It pretty much has to be Barao now. I was looking at the roster of BW's, pretty much everyone else who is lurking around the top, is coming off a loss or just has a win.

Bowels - Coming of loss to Faber

Jorgensen - Coming off loss to Barao

A dark horse to maybe get the shot, Yves Jabouin. I personally don't think he should get it, but after his performance this past Tues. he might get the nod.
Sir_Karl
5/18/12 10:34:16AM
Maybe Hatsu Hioki will cancel his fight with Lamas and drop down to BW.
Poor_Franklin
5/18/12 10:34:44AM
theyve got to get Menjivar a replacement & let Barao get the shot. only person that makes sense now
Twenty20Dollars
5/18/12 11:49:22AM
I wonder if this who Dana was going to announce as the opponent officially tonight or whatever.

Or if he was an option and they found out about the injury before now and have found a new opponent.

Or they picked him and now have to find someone else and no replacement named tonight.
FastKnockout
5/18/12 11:59:16AM
Barao was my first choice, anyway.
I-GOT-THIS-PICK
5/18/12 12:01:14PM
Damn this sucks I was hopeing Mayday would get this fight I guess they can wake up Torres and see if he wants the fight
prozacnation1978
5/18/12 12:17:21PM
Gonna be barao
With easten fighting menivar now
prophecy033
5/18/12 12:18:48PM
All these injuries are getting old....anyone else numb to all these injuries?
Poor_Franklin
5/18/12 12:44:59PM

Posted by prophecy033

All these injuries are getting old....anyone else numb to all these injuries?



i think these injuries further prove that we as fans need all fighters to fight under one banner instead of multiple orgs. The more fighters in the pool, the more fighters to have fill in, in the event an injury forces someone out.
Dberntson
5/18/12 2:18:57PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by prophecy033

All these injuries are getting old....anyone else numb to all these injuries?



i think these injuries further prove that we as fans need all fighters to fight under one banner instead of multiple orgs. The more fighters in the pool, the more fighters to have fill in, in the event an injury forces someone out.



All these injuries also show how hard all of these athletes train and go 100% all the time. You dont see it in the other professional sports as they dont train as hard in practice as they do games/events. It shows how dedicated MMA athletes are and that they deserve to be paid more. At least the UFC offers insurance now, which is great for the UFC athletes. The trouble is with combat sports, its really hard to train without the risk of injuries.
Twenty20Dollars
5/18/12 3:49:04PM
Well Dana still announcing new opponent tonight, so they've got somebody. Ivan, Barao or whoever.
shaneTpain
5/18/12 3:53:35PM
Shoot ! I was hoping it was McD
ncordless
5/18/12 4:34:11PM

Posted by prophecy033

All these injuries are getting old....anyone else numb to all these injuries?



Part of the game.
ncordless
5/18/12 4:36:12PM
Can't wait to see Faber's face when they announce he is going to be facing another Nova Uniao guy with leg kicks from hell. I heard Faber's leg still hurts in cold weather.