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Michael McDonald Doesn’t Care About UFC Titles

February 12, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Michael McDonald says he doesn’t really care about winning gold in the UFC. Here are highlights:

On what he fights for: “It’s hard for me to say. I’ll say that, for me, the fight is for my job, same as any other fight. It’s how I make my living and how I can hopefully provide a future for my family. I don’t care about a title. I don’t care who it is or where it is, none of that. That doesn’t concern me. All that concerns me is fighting and making money.”

On why he doesn’t care about titles: “But when it comes to my personal goals and what I want, I don’t care about it. I think when people want that on a personal level, they fuse this job with their identity, and that’s a dangerous road toward being corrupted by the system and letting their pride be the source of their fall.”

On if God wants him to be a pro fighter: “I really believe that God wanted me to do this work so I could shine a light where very few of them are. I never wanted to be here when I was growing up. It’s something I was almost forced into, and I fell in love with it in the process. By the time I got old enough to realize what I was doing, it was kind of like wow, this is what I’m good at, and this is what God has placed in front of me, so this is what I’m going to do.”

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