David Michaud has revealed he suffers from a ‘fatal’ heart condition that has forced him out of his fight with Rory MacDonald and into potential retirement.
PFL fighter David Michaud was scheduled for his big Professional Fighter’s League main event fight with Rory MacDonald, but he has since received some unfortunate news. Michaud announced via social media that he is suffering from a heart condition that will most likely end his fighting career.
“So this is gonna be a tough post,” Michaud wrote. “After multiple tests on my heart including a Cardiac MRI and talking with multiple Cardiologists, I have been informed that I got a bad ticker. I have a Congenital bicuspid aortic valve with dilated aortic root.”
Michaud continued to explain that the condition was something that he was born with and fighting could put his life in jeopardy. The fight with MacDonald was possibly the biggest of his career to date, and now he is looking at a life without fighting.
Michaud has been fighting professionally since 2009. He spent a little time in the UFC and Bellator before signing with PFL back in 2019. He won three fights in a row in the 2019 season before losing to Ray Cooper in the final.