Will UFC on FX 3 be redemption for Uncle Creepy?
“The winner by majority decision is Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson.” This announcement by Bruce Buffer was met by 14,537 thunderous boos at UFC on FX 2 on March 3 at Allphones Arena in Sydney.
A record number of fans attending a UFC Fight Night show had just witnessed a controversial opening round of the UFC’s Flyweight tournament, where Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall and Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson put on a Fight of the Night performance only for McCall to be robbed on the scorecards.
But after everyone thought the drama was over Mighty Mouse’s victory over McCall was later ruled a draw due to a scoring tabulation error by the NSW Combat Sports Authority and a rematch was set.
Now McCall and Johnson will get another chance to settle the score at UFC on FX 3 this weekend in Florida.
It will be a chance for McCall to get his redemption and setup a shot at the inaugural UFC Flyweight title.
“I just want this to be over with and done,” said McCall in a recent interview. “This time I want to put a stamp on it, I want to finish the fight and really just get it over with so I can go on and get my title.”
By now everyone knows the background story of Ian McCall. The now 27-year-old suffered a drug overdose after being dropped from the WEC following a loss to Dominick Cruz in 2009.
‘Uncle Creepy’ was getting a heart tattooed on his chest, and knowing that it would hurt he took a few oxycontin, he was getting anxious and took a few Xanax and then smoked some weed .
McCall woke up 2 days later in hospital with the doctors telling him how bad he had screwed up after dying.
McCall then accepted responsibility for his actions and the former Tachi Palace Flyweight champion turned his life around. He is now married to Shay McCall, a former drug addict herself. They have a young daughter together.
Now on borrowed time McCall gets his chance at redemption.
“We have a lot of motivation because I felt I won the fight, he felt he won the fight, and we had all the drama behind it. We put on a great fight the last time and it has it’s ups and downs I guess,” McCall admitted.
“I just have to rough him up. I need to not chase him around, just get a hold of him, and just really beat the crap out of him.”
Can McCall do it? The bookmakers don’t rate him but I feel that he knows the game of Demetrious Johnson, which was evident in the third round during their first fight in March nearly earning a late stoppage.
Tune into FUEL TV in Australia from 11am on Sunday 10th June, 2012 to see the main card of UFC on FX 3 which features the Johnson versus McCall rematch.
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