Michael’s lovely girlfriend Rachel Esteller is a Christian girl from California. Her mother and father are owners of Esteller Martial Arts in Pleasanton and San Leandro. His father, Sifu Ron, began his martial arts training in 1968 at the age of 13. He then began teaching in 1984 at the San Leaondro Boy/Girls Club where he ran the kajukenbo program until 2009.
McDonald has been a professional fighter since 2007. He fought mostly in regional promotions in Modesto, California before he signed with Zuffa in 2010. As of September 29, 2014, McDonald is fifth in place in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.
Photo Credit: Rachel Esteller