Antonio De Carlo McKee (born March 12, 1970) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division and is known for being the former Maximum Fighting Championship lightweight champion. McKee is currently signed to Miami's Championship Fighting Alliance also known as CFA.
McKee grew up with a mother who battled drug addiction. He was a victim of molestation. As a teenager, he was in and out of jail before he found wrestling. He also opened a gym and a security company. McKee was a the founder of the Local Lucha Libre Wrestling (LLLW) in his hometown.
Mixed martial arts
McKee began wrestling at the age of 14 and quickly found his niche, competing with the likes of Dan Henderson, Heath Sims and John Smith. It was 10 years later when he was asked to participate in his first MMA match, which resulted in a win over Shannon Ritch.
Antonio is also credited with establishing an elite MMA training center, "BootyShop Fitness" in Lakewood, CA where fighters such as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and the former Tokyo Sabres team have trained.
Antonio Mckee is currently in production on his new reality show "Fight School TV."
McKee's fought at MFC 22 where he again used his solid wrestling skills to earn a unanimous decision victory over Carlo Prater. The match should have been for the MFC title but Prater did not make weight. Previously McKee won the MFC Lightweight Championship by defeating Derrick Noble by unanimous decision (49-46 on all three of the judges scorecards).
Criticized for the number of decisions on his win record, McKee promised his next fight would end in a stoppage or he would retire from the sport.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On October 2, 2010, it was announced that McKee would make his debut at UFC 125 against Jacob Volkmann. Regarding the bout, McKee said that Volkmann didn't have the drive to be a UFC fighter, and after his loss, should seek a different career path. McKee would suffer his first loss in nearly eight years after losing the fight via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29). After the loss, he was cut from the UFC roster.
Back To Maximum Fighting Championships
After his UFC release, McKee returned to the Maximum Fighting Championship where he was supposed to defend his lightweight title against Drew Fickett but suffered a knee injury in training. McKee then vacated his title, although there is some dispute as to whether he gave it up voluntarily, which he denies, or whether he was stripped of the title.
Maximum Fighting Championships
McKee was expected to defend his lightweight title against Brian Cobb at MFC 32, but came in 7 pounds over the 155 limit. He was fined 20% of his purse, the fight was turned into a 3-round non-title bout, and McKee was stripped of his title. McKee controlled round one and two of the bout before slowing down and being dominated in the final round. McKee was awarded a 29-28 victory from all the judges. He and Cobb wee both released from the promotion due to missing weight.
McKee and his wife Jen have two daughters Haylee and Mieli. He also has a son, A.J., from a previous marriage. A.J. is currently wrestling at LB poly high school, Antonio's alma mater. A.J. is state ranked at 106 lbs.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||28 wins||4 losses|
|Win||28-4-2||Chad Dietmeyer||Decision (unanimous)||EFWC - The Untamed 2||March 30, 2012||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||27-4-2||Brian Cobb||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 32||January 27, 2012||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Non-title fight. McKee weighed in at 162 lbs. Cut following the win.|
|Win||26-4-2||Jai Bradney||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFC 18: Juarez vs. Rodriguez||August 26, 2011||1||4:54||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Loss||25-4-2||Jacob Volkmann||Decision (split)||UFC 125||January 1, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC debut. Cut following the loss.|
|Win||25-3-2||Luciano Azevedo||TKO (doctor stoppage)||MFC 26||September 10, 2010||1||3:11||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Defended MFC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||24-3-2||Rodrigo Ruiz||Submission (kimura)||Collision in the Cage||March 20, 2010||1||2:04||California, United States|
|Win||23-3-2||Carlo Prater||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 22||October 2, 2009||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta Canada||Non-title ffight. Prater weighed in at 158 lb.|
|Win||22-3-2||Derrick Noble||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 20||February 20, 2009||5||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Won MFC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||21-3-2||Delson Heleno||Decision (split)||IFL - 2007 Semifinals||August 2, 2007||3||4:00||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||20-3-2||Mike Dolce||Decision (unanimous)||IFL - Everett||June 1, 2007||3||4:00||Washington, United States|
|Win||19-3-2||Rodrigo Ruas||Decision (unanimous)||IFL - Los Angeles||March 17, 2007||3||4:00||California, United States|
|Win||18-3-2||Gabe Rivas||TKO (knee injury)||IFL - Houston||February 2, 2007||2||3:20||Texas, United States|
|Win||17-3-2||Ronald Jhun||Decision (split)||Extreme Wars 3 - Bay Area Brawl||June 3, 2006||3||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||16-3-2||Kiuma Kunioku||Decision (unanimous)||Hero's 4||March 15, 2006||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||15-3-2||Joe Camacho||Decision (unanimous)||UAGF - Universal Above Ground Fighting||December 11, 2004||3||5:00||California, United States|
|vDraw||14-3-2||Akbarh Arreola||Draw||CFC 1 - Crown Fighting 1||September 4, 2004||2||5:00||Mexico|
|Win||14-3-1||John Mahlow||Decision (unanimous)||GC 20 - Gladiator Challenge 20||November 13, 2003||2||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||13-3-1||Gregg Dalton||Decision (unanimous)||UAGF 4 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 4||October 12, 2003||3||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||12-3-1||Marcus Aurélio||Decision (split)||KOTC 27 - Aftermath||August 10, 2003||2||5:00||California, United States|
|Loss||11-3-1||Karo Parisyan||Decision (unanimous)||UAGF 3 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 3||February 15, 2003||3||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||11-2-1||Heath Sims||Decision (unanimous)||HFP 2 - Hitman Fighting Productions 2||November 9, 2002||3||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||10-2-1||Steve Gomm||Decision (unanimous)||UAGF 2 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 2||July 30, 2002||2||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||9-2-1||Toby Imada||Decision (unanimous)||UAGF 1 - Ultimate Cage Fighting 1||May 9, 2002||2||5:00||California, United States|
|vDraw||8-2-1||Jason Black||Draw (split)||World Fighting Alliance 1||November 3, 2001||3||5:00||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8-2||Ray Cooper||Submission (armbar)||Warriors Quest 1 - The New Beginning||May 29, 2001||1||0:54||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||8-1||David Harris||Decision (unanimous)||GC 3 - Showdown at Soboba||April 7, 2001||2||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||7-1||Víctor Estrada||TKO (punches)||IFC WC 11 - Warriors Challenge 11||January 13, 2001||1||4:29||California, United States|
|Win||6-1||Charles Diaz||Decision (unanimous)||IFC WC 10 - Warriors Challenge 10||October 11, 2000||2||10:00||California, United States|
|Win||5-1||Edwin Dewees||Decision (unanimous)||RITC 20 - Rage in the Cage 20||August 30, 2000||3||3:00||Arizona, United States|
|Loss||4-1||Chris Brennan||KO (head kick)||KOTC 3 - Knockout Nightmare||April 15, 2000||2||0:09||California, United States|
|Win||4-0||Cheyanne Padeken||Submission (armbar)||RITC 3 - Rage in the Cage 3||January 18, 2000||1||4:11||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||3-0||Paul Gardner||Submission (keylock)||HFP - Holiday Fight Party||December 11, 1999||1||14:00||Georgia, United States|
|Win||2-0||J.F. Bolduc||Decision (unanimous)||NG 13 - Neutral Grounds 13||November 20, 1999||3||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||1-0||Shannon Ritch||Submission (strikes)||Ready to Rumble - Let's Get Ready to Rumble||October 13, 1999||1||California, United States|
- ↑ http://boxing.nv.gov/2011%20Results%20Web/01-01-11%20MMA.pdf
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Many Layers of Antonio McKee. Sherdog.com (2010-12-27). Retrieved on 2010-12-27.
- ↑ Antonio McKee signs four fight deal. MMAjunkie.com (September 15, 2010.).
- ↑ Antonio McKee vs. Jacob Volkmann in the works for UFC 125 in January. MMAJUNKIE.com (2010-10-02). Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- ↑ http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2011/01/05/antonio-mckee-handed-walking-papers-after-ufc-125-loss
- ↑ McKee Forced Out Of Title Defense Against Drew Fickett at MFC 28. sherdog.com (February 21, 2011.).
- ↑ Someone Forgot To Tell Antonio McKee That He "Mutually Vacated" His MFC Title. MMAWeekly.com (April 29, 2011).
- ↑ Antonio McKee Takes Responsibility for Shinya Aoki Fight Not Happening(UPDATED). mmafighting.com (May 17, 2011).
- ↑ MFC 32: Weigh In Results – McKee Stripped of Title. topmmanews.com (January 25, 2012).
- ↑ The McKee’s Untamed – Reality show pilot starring Antonio McKee. Prommanow.com (2010-11-08). Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-27.
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