Pro Fighter from SD “fueled” by his supporters as he heads to World Championships

RAPID CITY, S.D. – David “Bulldawg” Michaud is to fight for the welterweight championship belt at the Professional Fighters League World Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City on New Year’s Eve 2019.

“They are one of the top organizations in the world and there are a ton of great fighters for me to compete against, while having the opportunity to win $1 million. Couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Michaud.

Currently living in Phoenix, AZ., Michaud grew up in Pine Ridge, S.D., and is part of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

“The work ethic that I learned growing up in a small town like Pine Ridge is what I’ve used to get me to where I am now in my career,” said Michaud. “Also, knowing and seeing all of the support from back home, and the entire state, fuels me when things get hard.”

Michaud has proven to be a tough competitor, and now has a professional record of 17 wins, 8 by knockout, and 5 losses.

“I’ve wrestled for my entire life, so MMA was something that was a natural progression,” said Michaud.

His career started at age 15, when he fought in a competition at the Sturgis Rally.

“I got thrown into it by my dad against some guy in his 20’s, that had about 30 pounds on me,” started Michaud. “But I went out and won quick, so figured I might as well keep beating people up.”

He also credits his father with his nickname, “Bulldawg.”

“I’ve been called “Bulldawg” my entire life, or as long as I can remember. My dad said I was super fat when I was a baby and had a huge head, so he started calling me “Bulldawg”, and it seems to have stuck,” said Michaud.

David “Bulldawg” Michaud will be competing on Dec. 31 for the ultimate prize of $1 million at the PFL World Championships.

 

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