It’s not that McDonald has to think about retirement anytime soon. He’s stayed fairly healthy in his career and only been knocked out a single time. However, MMA takes its toll on one’s body, and the thought of him competing for eight more years at the highest level leads to the notion of looking at life beyond the Octagon before he’s spent half his time on the planet taking punches and grinding on the mat. McDonald has the talent to exit the sport as one of the best ever and enough years left in him to challenge for another title or two before riding off into the sunset. Why ask for more?
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones recently turned heads by revealing he hoped to hang his gloves up by the time he turns 30. According to the 26-year old title-holder, he already has enough money to retire if so desired and also wants to leave his reputation relatively untarnished. Jones’ interest in preserving his legacy, as well as his health, makes sense given his accomplishments thus far in the Octagon. In fact, there are a handful of other fighters who should consider the same strategy where their careers are concerned… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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