Fan favorite McCall sidelined
Over the weekend, news broke that UFC flyweight contender “Uncle Creepy” Ian McCall had been forced out of his match-up with Scott Jorgensen on the upcoming UFC on FOX: Pettis vs. Thomson event scheduled for December 14th at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
When no specifics were given for the popular McCall’s withdraw, various theories and speculative reasons began popping up on “The Underground.” Not one to leave his fans on the popular message board – collectively know as the Underground Creepy Top Team – in the dark, McCall posted pictures of his swollen, stitched-up right hand, saying that he was hopeful he would only miss six weeks.
McCall, who entered the UFC as the top-ranked flyweight in the world, took part in the four-man tournament to crown the first champion in the UFC’s 125-pound weight class back in 2012. After his initial bout with Demetrious Johnson resulted in a draw, the two faced off again three months later, with “Mighty Mouse” earning a unanimous decision win.
Following a loss to tournament finalist and current title challenger Joseph Benavidez, McCall bounced back with a unanimous decision win over Iliarde Santos at UYFC 163 before being tabbed to welcome Jorgensen to the division in December. A replacement for McCall has not yet been named.
UFC on FOX: Pettis vs. Thomson takes place on Saturday, December 14 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Here’s a look at the current fight card:
Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson
Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz
Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig
Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza
Court McGee vs. Kelvin Gastelum
John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling
Sam Stout vs. Cody McKenzie