Ian McCall News

Oct 19, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Manel Kape Pisses Ian McCall Off So Bad He Walks Out at RIZIN Presser

Just a couple of days after his UFC release, flyweight Ian McCall signed on with Japanese fighting organization RIZIN. He recently spoke in-depth to us about him jumping ship to the promotion, which is enjoying a meteoric rise from the ashes of Pride. He’ll be competing in the electric bantamweight grand prix and has his...

Oct 19, 2017 8:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ian McCall explains how he landed in Rizin’s bantamweight Grand Prix

Ian McCall was recently released from his UFC contract, ending a long stint in the promotion’s flyweight division. Just days later, the flyweight star found a new home in Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation, and was quickly plunked into the promotion’s exciting bantamweight Grand Prix. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, McCall explained how he...

Oct 18, 2017 2:55 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 54 // Alexander Volkanovski | Ian McCall

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking things off we are joined by UFC featherweight, Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski. Following the news that Jeremy Kennedy would be unable to compete on November 19th in Sydney, there was a brief moment of uncertainty for Alex....

Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am

Days after UFC release, Ian McCall has found a new home

Earlier this month, we learned that long-time UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall had been granted a release from his UFC contract. It did not take long for him to find a new home. Just days removed from his UFC release, McCall has signed with Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation, per Nick Strickland of FanSided. McCall will...

Apr 20, 2017 8:22 am

Ian McCall: There’s something wrong inside of me, I can’t cut weight anymore

To say UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been unlucky of late would be an understatement. Since he last fought in January of 2015, he has been scheduled to fight five separate times, and not one of these scheduled fights has come to fruition. Though several of these cancelled fights have been due to opponent injuries...

Feb 11, 2017 10:58 am

OFFICIAL: Ian McCall pulled from UFC 208

Saturday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that fan favorite flyweight fighter Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall had been pulled from his UFC 208 scrap with Jarred Brooks after falling ill last night following weigh-ins. This led to numerous reports surfacing that McCall had been pulled from the event due to being hospitalized, marking the fifth time in...

Feb 11, 2017 10:28 am

REPORT: Ian McCall hospitalized, off UFC 208 card

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday morning that Ian McCall had been forced out of his UFC 208 scrap with undefeated UFC newcomer Jarred Brooks. After having multiple fights in a row scrapped due to unfortunate circumstances, all signs pointed to McCall finally stepping into the Octagon to fight. Training camp, fight week, and weigh-ins went off...

Jan 30, 2017 8:02 am

Ian McCall loses another opponent, UFC seeking replacement

Since July of 2015, popular UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been scheduled for five fights. Not a single one of them has happened. First, he was scheduled for an August 2015 bout with Dustin Ortiz, which unfortunately fell through when he sustained an injury in training. Roughly one year later, he was scheduled for a...

Nov 18, 2016 5:50 am

Ian McCall’s Bad Luck Continues, Belfast Bout with Neil Seery Cancelled

This is not a joke. For the third time in four months, fan favorite flyweight Ian McCall has had a fight cancelled just days before it was supposed to happen. He’s been forced to withdraw from his planned bout with Neil Seery, which was to headline the Fight Pass Prelims of the UFC’s Saturday return...

Sep 8, 2016 8:17 am

Ian McCall once again left without opponent days before fight night

Unfortunate news surfaced this afternoon that popular UFC flyweight Ian McCall has once again been left without an opponent with just days to go until his scheduled fight. In this incident, McCall’s opponent, Ray Borg, has been pulled from Saturday’s UFC 203 event due to an illness according to Fox Sports. This marks the second...

May 21, 2016 12:35 pm

Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall to return to the Octagon at UFC 201

UFC flyweight Ian McCall has not fought since January of 2015. Despite being unsure if he would ever fight again, McCall announced his return to the Octagon via social media. McCall posted a photo to Instagram with a caption saying, “I’m baaack!!!! July 30th against @scogginsdragonhouse in Atlanta @ufc #201” I'm baaack!!!! July 30th against...

May 1, 2016 6:13 pm

UFC flyweight Ian McCall says he may never fight again

UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall (13-5-1 MMA) may never fight again. The 31-year-old, known as “Uncle Creepy”, was a recent guest on The MMA Hour and told host Ariel Helwani that his body is just “banged up” and that he would likely not make it through another training camp. His words: “Just to put it...