UFC flyweight Ian McCall was arrested in Irvine, California last week by the Laguna Beach Police Department when he was spotted and recognized by DEA officers working on a separate investigation. McCall has been very open about his checkered past that included drug abuse. When the detectives ran McCall’s name, it was revealed to them that there were warrants out for his arrest.
According to a report from local news outlet Stu News Laguna, “Ian Gregory McCall, 28, Irvine was arrested without incident for two Harbor Court warrants for possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of prescription meds without a valid prescription, and driving on a suspended license. The warrants had a total bail of $16,500.”
However, McCall’s manager told a different story to MMAWeekly. According to Jason House, McCall was arrested, but his warrants were from tickets he received in June for driving under a suspended license. House noted that McCall paid the fines but never showed up to court due to miscommunication and a warrant was issued for his arrest. House also stated because McCall was under parole at the time, and he also had a warrant, McCall would have to serve a mandatory 30 days in jail. His release date is scheduled for September 13. Although McCall’s car and home were searched after the arrest, McCall has only been charged with driving under a suspended license.
McCall was scheduled to fight John Moraga on August 4 at UFC on FOX 4 but was forced off the card with an injury. He has recently said he was eying a November return, though his statement came prior to his arrest.
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