After undergoing successful surgery to repair multiple leg fractures suffered in a loss to John Salter at Saturday’s UFC 113, middleweight veteran Jason MacDonald hopes to return to action this fall and says he’ll be given another opportunity in the UFC following a disappointing end in his comeback with the promotion.
“I’ve been in the worst pain I’ve ever been in my entire life the past couple days. I’m trying as hard as I can to stay positive, let the healing process start and see where it goes from there. I’m pretty disappointed, but I know myself and I know I can recover from this and be back fighting, possibly even before the end of the summer, but more likely September-ish,” MacDonald wrote for Sportsnet. “I spoke with [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva that night and he relayed to me it was a freak accident and when it heals I would be given the opportunity to do it again.”
MacDonald (24-14) bounced back from three-straight losses with wins over Solomon Hutcherson, Vernon White, and Matt Horwich to earn his return to the UFC as late-replacement for David Loiseau, who had replaced an injured Nick Catone.