Jason MacDonald: Training At Xtreme Couture, Looking For A UFC Return

“The Athlete” Jason MacDonald getting prepared for a fight at Xtreme Couture. He takes on Solomon Hutcherson at MFC 23 on December 4 in Canada.

Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald Has Been Cut By The UFC

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UFC middleweight fighter Jason MacDonald (21-12) has been released from his UFC contract, according to his blog on Sportnet.ca.

“It also opens up some other opportunities for me. It’s an opportunity for me to fight in the MFC and win that middleweight belt. I also wouldn’t mind fighting in Strikeforce. They’re looking for someone to fight Scott Smith. And I can beat Scott Smith …. I’d also like to fight in Japan. I don’t know if I’d want to make a career there, but I’d like the opportunity to do that.”

“The UFC has been great to me and they’ve been great to deal with, so there are no hard feelings at all. I understand it’s just the nature of the sport …. Especially nowadays, with so many fighters, it’s more important than ever to win fights.”

MacDonald dropped three of his last four fights in the UFC. His last fight came as a disappointment, losing by first round TKO Nate Quarry.

UFC 97: Jason MacDonald vs Nate Quarry

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According to MMAWeekly, Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald (21-11) is set to take on Nate “The Rock” Quarry (10-3) at UFC 97 on April 18th from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

Both fighters were part of last years Canada card at UFC 83 “St-Pierre vs Serra II”.

For the latest on UFC 97, check out our UFC Rumors section.