flyweight Ian McCall
been released from the Orange County Central Men’s Jail after
spending more than two weeks in custody.
McCall was arrested on Aug. 14 in Irvine, Calif., in relation to a
June charge of driving with a suspended license. McCall was
sentenced to one year of probation and $300 in fines after pleading
guilty to the charge on Aug. 21, according to the Superior Court of
California County of Orange website.
Known as “Uncle Creepy,” McCall first introduced himself to a
national audience as a bantamweight in the
WEC, going 1-2 in the organization before receiving his release
in early 2009. After spending nearly two years on the sideline
during which he battled drug addiction, McCall returned to
competition in 2010 and soon made the cut to 125 pounds, where he
found success competing for Tachi
Palace Fights and, more recently, the UFC.
McCall was last seen squaring off with Demetrious
Johnson in the semifinals of the UFC’s inaugural flyweight
title tournament, fighting “Mighty Mouse” to a majority draw in
their first encounter before dropping a unanimous nod to Johnson in
the June 8 rematch. The 28-year-old was expected to return to
action on Aug. 4 to face John Moraga,
but McCall was forced to withdraw from that UFC
on Fox 4 booking due to injury.
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