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Ian McCall anxious to get UFC 156 fight over with and deal with personal issues

Ian McCallUFC flyweight Ian McCall is on the cusp of an incredibly important bout with Joseph Benavidez at UFC 156. The two are set to tussle with a likely title-shot on the line considering the relatively shallow nature of the divisional pool. However, McCall will enter the evening in the midst of a fight far more personal than the one he’s been attempting to focus on for the past few months.

The 28-year old recently admitted his marriage is crumbling, trying to find a few silver linings around an otherwise sad situation during a recent interview with MMASucka.

“It’s been a tough one. I’m a little banged up but that’s a camp. Been going through a lot on a personal note. It’ll all unfold sooner or later, but at least I have the gym – that’s my happy place at the moment. So as much drama as I’ve been dealing with outside, I have this place to make me happy, and at least I’m focused here,” explained McCall. “I’m in super-good shape. I’m 10X lighter than I was last camp. My ‘man-arexia’ is kicking in well. I don’t if it’s the personal problems not making me eat as much or what but at least my weight’s down and my energy’s up.”

“It’s all home stuff. I don’t live at home anymore. I’m separated, probably getting a divorce,” he continued. “I just want to get this over with, and be free and just be happy, finally…get it over with so I can fix my life.”

The 11-3-1 McCall has yet to notch a win inside the Octagon after coming into the promotion as one of the top 125ers in MMA. He fought to a Draw with now-champion Demetrious Johnson in his UFC debut and then lost a decision in the rematch.



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