UFC veteran Michael McDonald retires

McDonald said he discussed retirement even before the Dantas fight and his latest injury and is ultimately satisfied with his decision.

“This last fight, everything was perfect,” McDonald said. “This feels good. Most people, when they quit, it’s because they can’t hang. They’ve been beaten out of the sport and their family is sitting them down and asking them to please stop. For me, it’s not a matter of skill or being able to perform, but I’m at a point where the cost is greater than the reward.

“I’m exhausted of these hand injuries. I’m exhausted of breaking my body in half.”

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