Jason MacDonald

Jason MacDonald

MMAstatsbox|name=Jason MacDonald

nick=The Athlete, TUF Killer, J-mac
height=6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
weight=185 lb (84 kg)
nationality=flagicon|Canada Canadian
birthdate= Birth date and age|1975|6|3|mf=y
fightingfrom=Edmonton, Alberta
hometown=New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
fightteam=Jackson's Submission Fighting
fightstyle=Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Jason Anthony "The Athlete" MacDonald (born June 3, 1975) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born and raised in Merigomish, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, MacDonald currently resides in Red Deer, Alberta and fights out of Edmonton, Alberta.

MMA career

MacDonald made his UFC debut on October 10, 2006 at "" with a win over "The Ultimate Fighter 3" finalist Ed Herman via triangle choke in the first round. On December 30, 2006, at "UFC 66", MacDonald defeated Chris Leben with a modified guillotine choke submission in the second round.

Other notable wins include victories over UFC veterans Joe Doerksen, Gideon Ray, and Bill Mahood. Before fighting in the UFC, MacDonald had tried out for "The Ultimate Fighter" reality television show on multiple occasions, but did not make the cut.Fact|date=August 2007

At "" on March 3, 2007, MacDonald fought former UFC middleweight champion Rich "Ace" Franklin in Franklin's return bout since losing his title. Franklin mounted MacDonald in the final seconds of round two, causing enough injury to MacDonald's left eye area that his corner advised him to throw in the towel, and Franklin was declared the winner.

At "UFC 72", MacDonald defeated Rory Singer (an "Ultimate Fighter" alum) via TKO (referee stoppage) in the second round.

On October 20, 2007, MacDonald faced Yushin Okami at "UFC 77" and was defeated via unanimous decision.

At UFC 83 on April 19, 2008 MacDonald defeated Joe Doerksen via TKO (strikes) at 0:56 of the 2nd round. This win resulted in MacDonald being awarded a $75,000 bonus for Knockout of the Night.

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title=Goulet, Hironaka, MacDonald and Maia earn UFC 83 bonuses
last= Stupp
first= Dann
date=April 20, 2008
] There was controversy as he hit Doerksen with two hammer fists after the fight appeared to have already been stopped. In an interview the day after the fight, Jason explained that the referee admitted to making an error when he instructed Jason to keep going. cite web
title=MacDonald Discusses Big Win
last= Sherwood
first= Jeff
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On August 9, 2008 at UFC 87 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jason lost to Demian Maia at 2:44 of the third round by rear naked choke. Only a month later, he went on to fight as a replacement for Jason Day at UFC 88. He won against Jason Lambert at 1:20 of round 2 by rear naked choke and he also won Submission of the night.

Personal life

Jason and his wife Kelly have four children, sons Tristin and Keel and daughters Jett and True. [ [http://www.cbc.ca/cp/sports/061229/s122971A.html MacDonald has been on parental leave the last nine months from his job as a corrections officer at a medium-security federal institution in Bowden, Alta., after wife Kelly gave birth to daughter Jett.MacDonald and his wife also have two sons: eight-year-old Tristin and five-year-old Keel.] ] [ [http://www2.sportsnet.ca/blogs/jason_macdonald/2007/12/15/migration_to_my_division/ On Friday morning our little girl arrived, weighing in at nine pounds, five ounces. We named her Tru. ] ]

MMA record

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External links

*Sherdog|id=4389|name=Jason MacDonald
* [http://www2.sportsnet.ca/blogs/jason_macdonald/ Jason MacDonald Blog]

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