UFC flyweight Ian McCall was released from jail Thursday after serving 17 days in an Irvine, California correctional facility. McCall was picked up on August 10 and was held when arresting officers realized McCall had past warrants out for his arrest.
McCall labeled himself as, “Free at last, free at last,” on Twitter to confirm the news, adding, “Time to get back to work.”
“Uncle Creepy” had been picked up on two outstanding warrants according to his attorney. One came from failure to complete 20 days of community service from a previous infraction, and the other was a warrant for not showing up to court for driving on a suspended license. McCall was under the impression he had taken care of the the suspended license by paying his fines, but he was required to appear in court as well.
Initially, McCall was sentenced to a mandatory 30 days in jail because it was determined the warrants were a violation of his parole but was released two weeks early considering the circumstances of his incarceration.
Career-wise, McCall held an overall record 11-3-1 and was riding a four-fight winning streak when he entered the UFC’s recently formed flyweight division. Since signing he has fought to a draw against Demetrious Johnson and lost in a rematch after the original bout was accidentally scored in Johnson’s favor despite actually being a Draw. He isn’t currently booked for any bouts while healing up from an injury and, obviously, dealing with his past legal issues.
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