Ian McCall: 'No One Likes Johnson and Dodson Acts Like a 12-Year-Old Girl'
Ian McCall isn't looking to make friends in the flyweight division.
The former Tachi champ took aim at Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson over the weekend at an event in Culver City, California.
Johnson is slated to defend his UFC flyweight title for the very first time against Dodson at a yet to be determined date. Unfortunately, the bout isn't really turning any heads in the MMA community.
While the flyweight division is one of the most exciting weight classes in the sport, it has also become the most ridiculed.
In an interview with MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant, McCall didn't shy away from his opinion on the state of the UFC flyweight division:
"It kind of sucks because no one likes our weight class right now," said McCall.
"No one likes Demetrious. I guess he doesn't translate well publicly. I don't really know why. No one likes John Dodson because he's kind of annoying. He's cooler in person. He just acts like a 12-year-old annoying girl sometimes on TV. I don't know why he does that or why he thinks it's the thing to do."
A small part of McCall must still believe he should be flyweight champion.
He fought Johnson earlier this year at UFC on FX 2 in a bout that ended in a draw. The controversial ending led to an immediate rematch at UFC on FX 3, where Johnson was awarded a unanimous decision.
While he respects Johnson's skills, McCall doesn't feel like he put on his best performance that night.
He feels like he didn't take Johnson serious enough, which is odd considering it was the biggest fight in his professional career.
"Speed is a big thing. With me, the second time I came in too heavy. I cut 18.8-pounds in the last 20 hours, and then we weighed in at like three or four o'clock, and by 10 o'clock, I was 150.5," said McCall.
"It was my own fault. I didn't diet right. I just think I didn't take it seriously enough, which for some reason I don't know why. I finally get to the UFC, and I don't take it seriously. I don't know. I would just go back to how I fought him the first time. I was thinking too much, I didn't fight like I should have."
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