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.

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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