UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been through a lot of adversity in his life ranging from a wild youth fueled by drug addiction to his chosen profession involving other individuals attempting to injure him. However, to hear McCall tell the tale, the ordeal surrounding his arrest in August may have topped any other hardships he’s dealt with even if the legal ramifications were minor.
McCall was recently released after serving seventeen days behind bars after being arrested on charges stemming from old situations. In one instance, McCall hadn’t completed some community services he’d been sentenced with years ago, while the other involved him driving on a suspended license despite having thought he’d already settled the matter.
“It was embarrassing, them taking me away in front of my daughter and my wife. They tore my house apart, they tore my car apart,” said the talented 125-pounder of his arrest in an interview with The MMA Hour. “I guess they were following me from the gym, and they said, ‘Oh, it would be more embarrassing if you got arrested in front of your gym.’ Well I’d much rather be arrested in front of my gym, where my coach is a lawyer, compared to me being arrested at my house, in front of my neighbors and my daughter. I don’t know. Cops are stupid, and they really just wanted to come to the house and search the house.”
“Uncle Creepy” also added the actual incarceration was extremely difficult on him as well.
“I got maybe like an hour of sleep a day, for the first ten days,” explained McCall. “I remember just sitting up and I was like, ‘What the hell am I doing here. I don’t belong here. This isn’t where I’m supposed to be right now. I’m should be at the gym, at least getting punched in the face, if not punching someone in the face. I’m supposed to be doing better things with my life, and creating a life for my family.’”
“Any matter of time is a long time when you’re away from your daughter and your wife. Even one night is too much. It’s definitely not a place I ever want to go back to,” he concluded.
The 28-year old closed the conversation out by saying he plans to put all his frustrations from the situation into his training and wants to fight again by January at the latest.
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