Former Title Challenger “Mayday” McDonald Explains Why He Asked For UFC Release — ‘They weren’t being honest or respectful’

UFC boss Dana White.

Earlier today the MMA world was dealt another shocker when news went public that former UFC bantamweight title challenger Michael “Mayday” McDonald had requested and was granted a release from his UFC contract.

The California based fighter is regarded as one of the best 135 pound fighters in the world, and he’s a vicious knockout artist to boot, adding more value to his already stellar resume.

Taking to his facebook page, McDonald explained why he sought a release, but will keep fighting.

Check it:

Heres some news for ya lol. About a week and a half ago i asked to be released from my UFC contract so i could look elsewhere to fight. Today they accepted my resignation. On wednesday i will be doing an interview with ESPN going in depth on the whole situation. But for your info, i felt like the UFC was dealing with me very dishonestly and disrespectfully. I prefer to look elsewhere for a place to fight. For full details, be sure to tune in on Wednesday as i talk with Brett from ESPN and give the whole story.