SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Ian McCall of the USA looks on during the UFC On FX flyweight bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Former WEC bantamweight and current UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall was released from jail today, after he was arrested on August 14th for a driving violation. Details were released through California public records and reported on MMA Fighting:
UFC flyweight Ian McCall has completed his jail stay after 16 days, and is back among the free after being released from the Central Mens Jail in Santa Ana, California.
MMA Fighting confirmed his release through California public records.
The 28-year-old was initially arrested on August 14 for driving on a suspended license.
This is McCall's 3rd arrest of 2012 and all of them have been related to driving offenses. The UFC has not made any official public statements on McCall's latest arrest.
McCall faces a $300 fine and 1 year probation. He took to Twitter and said the following upon his release:
free at last free at last ... time to get back to work— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) August 30, 2012
"Uncle Creepy" was originally scheduled to fight John Moraga at UFC on FOX 4 but pulled out due to injury. He was eliminated from the Flyweight tournament semifinals against Demetrious Johnson this past June. Of course, McCall could've prevailed in their first fight in March had the bout gone to "Sudden Victory", but a scoring error meant Johnson was incorrectly declared the winner instead of a draw.
He does not have a fight scheduled yet since pulling out of the Moraga bout.