Ian McCall's (13-5-1) 18-month layoff was supposed to end at UFC 201, but Justin Scoggins' weight cutting problems resulted in the bout's cancellation. "Uncle Creepy" has had as many fights fall through as he's had actual bouts inside the Octagon (6). If there's any consolation of McCall, it's the fact that the UFC gave him both his show purse and his win bonus. MMAjunkie confirmed this with UFC officials prior to last Saturday's event. McCall also acknowledged Dana White and Sean Shelby in a tweet he sent out on July 29th.
Yes thank you to @danawhite @seanshelby @ufc for coming through big and giving it all to me. Means a lot. https://t.co/yRpAW7bz2I— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) July 29, 2016
McCall was a standby opponent in case any other flyweight had dropped off the card, and weighed in on Friday to at least assure himself of his show purse. Salaries aren't yet known at the time of his writing, but McCall's last fight saw him receive $22,300 for his loss vs. John Lineker. McCall had a $16,000 salary, plus an additional $6,300 after Lineker missed weight and forfeited 30% of his purse to Ian.
For the record, Scoggins, who will head up to bantamweight, cost himself dearly, as he (unsurprisingly) won't even his receive his show money.