Nickname The Athlete, TUF Killer
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Born June 3, 1975 (1975-06-03) (age 33)
Fighting out of Edmonton, Alberta
Town of birth New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Team/Association Jackson's Submission Fighting
Fighting style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 2
By submission 16
By decision 1
No contests 0
Jason Anthony "The Athlete" MacDonald was born on June 3, 1975. He is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born and raised in Merigomish, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, MacDonald currently resides in Red Deer, Alberta and fights out of Edmonton, Alberta.
MacDonald made his UFC debut on October 10, 2006 at Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter with a win over The Ultimate Fighter 3 finalist Ed Herman via triangle choke in the first round. On December 30, 2006, at UFC 66, MacDonald defeated Chris Leben with a modified guillotine choke submission in the second round.
Other notable wins include victories over UFC veterans Joe Doerksen, Gideon Ray, and Bill Mahood. Before fighting in the UFC, MacDonald had tried out for The Ultimate Fighter reality television show on multiple occasions, but did not make the cut
At UFC 68: The Uprising on March 3, 2007, MacDonald fought former UFC middleweight champion Rich "Ace" Franklin in Franklin's return bout since losing his title. Franklin mounted MacDonald in the final seconds of round two, causing enough injury to MacDonald's left eye area that his corner advised him to throw in the towel, and Franklin was declared the winner.
At UFC 72, MacDonald defeated Rory Singer (an Ultimate Fighter alum) via TKO (referee stoppage) in the second round.
On October 20, 2007, MacDonald faced Yushin Okami at UFC 77 and was defeated via unanimous decision.
At UFC 83 on April 19, 2008 MacDonald defeated Joe Doerksen via TKO (strikes) at 0:56 of the 2nd round. This win resulted in MacDonald being awarded a $75,000 bonus for Knockout of the Night.
There was controversy as he hit Doerksen with two hammer fists after the fight appeared to have already been stopped. In an interview the day after the fight, Jason explained that the referee admitted to making an error when he instructed Jason to keep going.
On August 9, 2008 at UFC 87 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jason lost to Demian Maia at 2:44 of the third round by rear naked choke.
Jason and his wife Kelly have four children, sons Tristin and Keel and daughters Jett and True.