Ian McCall Ready to Be Done with Demetrious Johnson & Wants To Move On And Get His Title | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
Ian McCall in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio.
McCall comments on his rematch with Demetrious Johnson.
“I just want this to be over with and done,”
“This time I want to put a stamp on it, I want to finish the fight and really just get it over with so I can go on and get my title.”
On the previous fight after the controversial call that cost them the fourth round after the scores were added up wrong and Johnson was announced the winner.
“We have a lot of motivation because I felt I won the fight, he felt he won the fight, and we had all the drama behind it. We put on a great fight the last time and it has it’s ups and downs I guess,”
However McCall sees the positives in the rematch and feels he performed nowhere near his best.
“The biggest gaping hole in my performance was my stand-up. I’m a much better kickboxer than I showed. I mean, just watch my earlier fights, I’ve never been outstruck and I was, on the feet at least. It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t do the things I should,”
“I just have to rough him up. I need to not chase him around, just get a hold of him, and just really beat the crap out of him.”
McCall also believes he got all that Johnson has to offer that night and there is not much more he could give in the rematch.
“I really feel like he gave me all he had. He did everything he could. I think definitely I obviously showed I’m the better grappler, better wrestler, and now I just need to prove that I’m the better striker,”
“You should never say ‘this guy can’t knock me out’ but I pretty strongly believe he can’t. Anything can happen in MMA, or just sports like this in general, but I think there’s a pretty good chance after feeling his power he’s never really ever going to be able to knock me out.”