Michael McDonald said an in interview last week that he has abstained from sex for the past three and a half years and is waiting for marriage. The news received wide spread attention from the MMA media, something that suprised the unassuming bantamweight:
"Yes and no (surprised by reaction). I am very proud of my abstinence. There was a time when it wasn't even in my vocabulary. I've lived on both sides of the fence. People ask me, ‘Is it for your religious beliefs? Is it for your athletic believes? Why do you do this?' I found it a little, wow, that people approached it and reacted to it almost the same as me saying, ‘Oh, I went three and a half years without food.' Like I said, I lived on both sides of the fence and I know what God says and I decided that's what I'm going to do because God says it. I've lived on both sides of the fence and now being on this side of the fence I just see that my life is better for it. I said I want to do this because God says it and after I did it I said, ‘This is, it's great. It's good.' My life is better like this and I made the choice to stay this way and to keep it this way."
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