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Jason Macdonald:
UFC Debut or TUF 3 Imminent?

By Kelsey Mowatt

Hot off an "upset" victory over fellow Canadian Joe Doerksen, Jason "the Athlete" Macdonald sat down with FCF this week to discuss his recent win at Ultimate Cage Wars 3, and his hopes that this win will ensure a call from the UFC to hire his services.

Macdonald, who is a full-time corrections officer in Red Deer, Alberta, has been on the "fringe" of the 205-pound division for some time and recently dropped to try his hand at the middleweights. His record includes notable victories over Bill Mahood, Anthony Rea, Shannon Ritch and Chris Fontaine, and with the recent addition of Joe Doerksen to this list Macdonald feels now, more than ever, that his shot in the "big show" should finally come.

"I feel like the UFC has overlooked me for some time," Macdonald said, "I just want a chance. If Edwin Dewees has had two chances why not me? I mean it would be stupid of me to come out and call out the champion because I’ve never fought for them, but I’d fight anyone they put in front of me if they gave me a chance. I’d like to fight Chris Leben, same thing with Patrick Cote, although I think he might be back up to light heavyweight."

With next season’s auditions for The Ultimate Fighter being held at the end of November, Macdonald’s management team has been in touch with the organization trying to ensure that Macdonald receives thorough consideration.

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