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Ian McCall received show, win & Reebok sponsor money for scrapped UFC 201 bout with Scoggins

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In a recent interview with the Three Amigos Podcast, Ian McCall discussed how grateful he is to have received all of his financial compensation after UFC 201 scrapped bout.

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Ian McCall

With the unfortunate illness of Ray Borg causing his bout to be scrapped, UFC Number 4 flyweight contender, Ian McCall is faced with his second cancelled bout in as many months. Just over a month ago, Ian’s UFC 201 opponent pulled out of the fight less than 48 hours before it was to commence.

McCall was able to initially get his show money, and after campaigning via social media, interviews and with the continuation of his own weight cut, even after the fight had been scrapped, he was able to get his win money, as well. In a surprising turn of events, he was also compensated his Reebok sponsorship money. He spoke to the Three Amigos Podcast on Monday and described the events around his UFC 201 fight cancellation.

“I went out of my way to kind of get the right people talking about it and posting about it. I was told, ‘Okay, you’re gonna get your show money,’ and I was so grateful for that. Then Sean Shelby told me, ‘Hey, I’m gonna try and get you your win money, too.’

I told him, ‘If you could do that, because I haven’t fought in so long, that would be amazing.’ I think the manner that I handled the whole situation also helped, because I didn’t “MF” anybody, and I didn’t say anything bad. It was no one’s fault but Justin’s. Even that, there were some personal issues going on with Justin—I don’t really know all the details.

Of course, I show up to the fights, and I have a suit on, and I’m smiling and being happy old me, and Dana walks up, gives me a hug and says, ‘We also got you your Reebok money,’ and I was like, ‘Dude, that’s incredible.’ That means a lot to me, and I can’t really describe how grateful I am for having people like Dana White around.

I’ve known Dana since I was a teenager, through Chuck (Liddell), so maybe I have a little bit of a different relationship with him, and maybe the fact that I’ve been screwed over with this weight thing before… I don’t know. The stars aligned and I got all that money, and I’m incredibly grateful and I can’t wait to show my gratitude by putting on a really good performance.”

The stars would become crossed again, and now “Uncle Creepy” finds himself in the same predicament. He may find another silver lining if he can manage to corral his purses and Reebok money again, but that’s going to be at the discretion of the company.

It’s worth noting that in an August interview with the Three Amigos, Carlos Condit spoke about the difficulties associated with fight cancellations, and specifically noted how the Reebok sponsorship money doesn’t pay out if a fight is called off. Hopefully, McCall’s situation will be the first of many that will find the UFC making fight cancellations much more financially tolerable than in the past.

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