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Michael McDonald: Brad Pickett Better Not Rely On His Chin

Michael McDonald thinks there’s a chance Brad Pickett might want to stand and swing at UFC Fight Night 26. If that’s the case, McDonald is warning Pickett now that it’s a bad move.

“I think he relies on his chin a little bit more than he does his head movement,” said McDonald on Sherdog Radio. “I don’t think that’s a good thing. I think he has to keep his head moving and not rely on his chin. I think he needs to rely on his evasion more than his chin because I have the power to touch him and put him away.”

When it comes to stopping fights, McDonald is one of the best in the division. Back-to-back first round knockouts landed McDonald in the interim bantamweight title picture earlier in the year. Renan Barao picked him apart before submitting him in the fourth round. McDonald turned 22-years-old this year and has a pro record of 15-2.

Pickett is 23-7 and known for taking Fight of the Night frequently. This year, he got a split-decision from Mike Easton.

They close the prelims of today’s UFC Fight Night 26. It comes from the TD Garden in Boston, MA and airs on FOX Sports 1. For play-by-play and all the other news that occurs, stick with FightLine.