Ian McCall out to teach Scoggins a lesson; calls Jones a moron

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Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall returns to the Octagon Saturday night for the first time since losing a decision to John Lineker back in January of 2015.

The 32 year-old faces up-and-coming prospect Justin Scoggins in a flyweight bout. Although McCall has respect for 22 year-old Scoggins, he says he will teach the younger fighter a lesson when the two collide on Saturday night in Atlanta, at UFC 201.

McCall also had some choice words for Jon Jones after he was flagged on a USADA violation before UFC 200. Hydroxy-clomiphene was found in his system, Jones is temporarily suspended by NAC, waiting on further investigation into test results.

“I see a young, hungry kid. It’s a good fight, man. He’s a stud, I’ve nothing but respect for him. Right when the fight got signed he started following me (on Twitter) and we started following each other. He seems cool. I like his style, he’s a good fighter.”

The Team Oyama fighter believes his experience will be a key factor in determining the outcome of Saturday night’s bout. McCall pointed back to past experience when he was handed his first pro loss in similar circumstances to what Scoggins faces on Saturday.

“I remember when I was his age, and I had to fight a guy my age. It was my first loss and I got my ass kicked. Granted, when they called me to fight I was on drugs. I was partying my ass off, but he’s not. It’s a different time, so, I’m excited to carry on teaching a lesson to a young man that needs to be taught a lesson.”

McCall’s said he’s never been in better mental state ahead of this fight, citing personal problems with women in the build up to past fights. He has also taken up a coaching role with Colin Oyama, and feels a lot more responsibility as a role model to the pupils in the gym. Back in February “Uncle Creepy” was unsure if he would even return to the Octagon, due to mounting injuries and numerous surgeries. The Californian has no doubt about the outcome of the flyweight clash, reaffirming his focus.

“He’ll bounce back from this loss, and he’ll come back better; but it’s not his time. I’m going to go out there, teach him a lesson and buy him a drink after.”

The former Tachi Palace champion has never strayed away from his dislike of former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. The light heavyweight tested positive for a USADA violation, just 72 hours before his scheduled bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.

“Jon Jones he’s been in trouble for violence, drugs, he’s been in trouble for crashing his Bentley with a DUI with two random chicks that weren’t his baby Momma, his car hit the pregnant lady’s car. Of course he’s going to do steroids. I believe you weren’t a cheater before, but that smell test USADA talks about? I said it a long time ago. He’s dumb enough, and Jon is a moron. If you want to cheat, you don’t post pictures of you before and after.”

McCall cites the transformation in Jones’ body for being the major contributing factor to his thoughts about the former champion.

“He and his brothers are crazy, they are some of the best athletes on the planet, if not thee. You still look like an normal guy, a tall skinny guy who’s in shape. Whatever, nothing crazy. If anything, you don’t look that impressive. All of a sudden, your just this hulking, beautiful fucking creature. Like dude, really?”

You can listen to the full interview below on this weeks Talking Brawls Podcast on SevereMMA.com

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Niall McGrath and Petesy Carroll are joined by Dan Henderson and Ian McCall on this week’s episode of Talking Brawls

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