Ian McCall Thinks He Will Be a UFC Champion in 2013

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Ian McCall Thinks He Will Be a UFC Champion in 2013
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Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall hasn't had his hand raised in victory since August of 2011. The UFC flyweight has also yet to win a bout in the Octagon, and it's something that seems to be bugging him.

McCall spoke to MMA Junkie about how he's not happy with how things have played out in his career.

"I'm no longer happy with my career at this point," McCall said. "I need a win. I came to the UFC claiming to be world champion. Now I'm 0-1-1, and I'm definitely not happy about it."

"Uncle Creepy" entered the UFC's ranks as a clear No. 1-ranked flyweight. McCall held the Tachi Palace flyweight title and was a favorite to make it to the finals of the four-man tournament to crown a UFC flyweight champ.

McCall debuted against the future UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson and engaged in two very entertaining bouts. Their first encounter was initially scored as a majority decision but was overturned to a draw after a scoring error was found.

In the rematch, McCall was clearly overmatched, and Johnson sailed to an unanimous decision victory.

McCall took some flak from the MMA community for his showboating against Johnson, something McCall has vowed to change.

"I'm going to prove to the world that I'm not just a show-off," McCall said. "I can actually win."

It will be tough for McCall to prove he can win against a very tough Joseph Benavidez in their scheduled contest at UFC 156. Benavidez lost to Johnson earlier this year, and many believe the winner of Benavidez-McCall could be in line for a future title shot.

McCall doesn't seem to think that will be the case.

"People keep saying, 'Oh, you're going to get a title shot after this,'" McCall said. "I mean, think about it. Honestly, neither of us deserve it. I think Demetrious beat both of us. I would say maybe this one, if I win it convincingly, and then fight whoever else after this. Then maybe."

Although McCall believes he still has work to put in to get another crack at a UFC title, that doesn't mean he doesn't envision wearing UFC gold in 2013.

"I think I'm going to win that word title back in 2013," McCall said.

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