UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald has signed a four-fight contract extension to stay with the largest MMA organization in the world. The promising 185-pounder has posted a 5-3 record within the Octagon cages, and at one point was considered to be one of the division’s top contenders. MacDonald has experienced great success with the lesser skilled fighters in the division, however has posted his worst performances against the division’s elite. With this new deal, MacDonald will be allotted the opportunity to prove that he is worth title contention consideration within the UFC’s weakest division.
KO Dynasty, MacDonald’s new sports management company, confirmed the extension with MMAJunie.com early Friday morning.
MacDonald got off to a great start with the UFC, winning his first two bouts against two promising up and comers in Ed Herman and Chris Leben. That was when the UFC thought he would be a worthy opponent for the division’s former champion Rich Franklin, however MacDonald was beaten in convincing fashion, showing that he still had a ways to go.
He went on to win three of his next five fights, with his most recent coming against Jason Lambert at UFC 88.