Ian McCall Withdraws From UFC 208
Poor Ian "Creepy Uncle" McCall.
McCall will not be competing on tonight’s UFC 208 fight card. McCall was pulled from the event earlier today after coming down with an illness.
McCall was booked to compete against Jarred Brooks tonight in Brooklyn, New York, but McCall came down an illness on Friday night and went to a hospital earlier today. A doctor diagnosed him with a gastrointestinal illness and advised him not to compete tonight.
This is the fifth straight fight for McCall that has gone canceled. Brooks, in fact, was not even McCall’s original opponent. McCall originally was scheduled to face off with Neil Seery at UFC Fight Night 99 in November, but the bout was moved to UFC 208 after McCall pulled out of that bout. Seery ended up pulling out from the original UFC 208 bout, which was expected to be his retirement bout.
McCall was booked to face Ray Borg back at UFC 203 in September, but Borg pulled from the bout due to illness three days prior, and McCall was pulled because there was not enough time to find a replacement opponent. A bout against Justin Scoggins scheduled for UFC 201 was called off two days before the event when Scoggins had a weight-cutting disaster that caused the UFC to cancel the fight. McCall was expected to have a rematch with Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 73 in August 2015, but McCall pulled from that bout a couple of weeks prior due to injury.
MCCall last competed at UFC 183 in a catchweight bout against John Lineker. Lineker, who missed weight, defeated McCall by unanimous decision.