Michael McDonald hasn’t had sex in almost four years

No sexy time for this guy.

 

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Some fighters cut out sex right before they fight. Michael McDonald has stopped having sex altogether.

The UFC bantamweight has been abstinent for 3 1/2 years and he told Fox Sports he won’€™t engage in sex again until he marries his fiancee, Rachel, some time in 2014.

McDonald, a muscular 22-year-old elite athlete, decided nearly four years ago to become something of a born-again virgin. He didn’t want the act to be the same thing as having a beer at the end of the day to blow off steam.

"€œIt didn’€™t make me happy,"€ McDonald said. "€œIt’€™s escaping what’€™s going on. I didn’t want it to be an escape. There’€™s the pursuit of it, never being satisfied. I felt empty."

I didn’t want it to be an escape. There’€™s the pursuit of it, never being satisfied. I felt empty.

After McDonald lost to Cole Escovedo in WEC in 2009, he went through a very rough time in his life. Eventually, he turned himself over to God after a spiritual awakening.

"Either I reached the point of insanity and there were voices in my head talking to myself or God talked to me,"€ said McDonald, who meets Urijah Faber on Dec. 14 at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Benavidez II. "Something in my head told me, ‘He loves me and cares about me.’ "

McDonald considers himself a Christian, but doesn’t believe in a ‘legalistic’ religion. He is spiritual and part of that rebirth was making the decision to become abstinent.

McDonald met his fiance 2 1/2 years ago and he says she has no problem with him waiting until marriage to have sex.

"€œShe is exactly like me in every way,"€ McDonald said. "She agrees with everything I’m doing. She’s right there with me."

The couple will get married in 2014. A date hasn’t been set yet, because he plans on booking a fight first and having the wedding right after it. That way he can enjoy the whole process — especially the honeymoon in Hawaii.

"There will be absolutely no training on our honeymoon,"€ McDonald said.

No shock there.