Ian McCall Pulled From UFC Fight Night: Belfast
Ian McCall has had one of the unluckiest years possible in the sport of MMA.
After multiple fights involving McCall were cancelled at the last minute in 2016, he has come down with an illness and has been pulled from his upcoming fight with Neil Seery on Saturday.
MMAJunkie first reported the news.
McCall has been out for nearly two years with a string of injuries. He returned in July to face Justin Scoggins at UFC 201, but Scoggins had to withdraw from the fight due to weight cutting issues. Then at UFC 203 McCall was scheduled to face Ray Borg, but Borg pulled out with an illness days before the fight.
This marks the third time that McCall’s fight has been cancelled the week of the fight.
UFC Fight Night: Belfast was set to be Seery’s swan song, as the Irishman planned to retire after this fight. He told MMAFighting, however, that he would rather stick around than leave the sport on these terms.
"[I’m] not going out like that," he said.
UFC Fight Night Belfast takes place on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is headlined by a rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall.