Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald’s Bellator debut, Bellator 191, was met with an issue familiar to the twenty-six-year-old’s lengthy stretch as a prizefighter: a bite from the injury bug.
Following his main event feature when Bellator went overseas to Newcastle, England on December 15, 2017, McDonald posted a photo from the aftermath of his bantamweight bout against Peter Ligier:
I am proud of my performance & so should my opponent Peter. He truly rose to the occasion & put on a fantastic performance. I assume you all want to see the broken hand X rays lol. Here you go! Cant believe I fought another round busted like this lol. Praise God for adrenaline! pic.twitter.com/0RmlrqyU9J
— Michael McDonald (@MaydayMcDonald) December 16, 2017
McDonald, as anyone who witnessed his pressure-packed performance on Spike TV, couldn’t believe he managed to compartmentalize such a horrific injury, surviving the fifteen-minute duration, to discover what the cage side scorekeepers thought of his efforts.
With a unanimous decision win, only the second of his professional stint, fight fans are eager for the representative of Last Stand Fight Team to return from the bench after healing his money-maker.