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When McCall fought Demetrious Johnson in Australia, there’s a real case to be made that he was robbed of a probable victory due to a scoring error. Initially called for Johnson, commissioners later revealed the fight was a draw and sent the combatants down the road to a rematch.
Unfortunately, the fight had been contracted to go four rounds in the event of a draw after three, but because the error was caught too late, nothing could be done. Going into that hypothetical fourth round, McCall would have been coming off of a 10-8 that he was on the right side of after laying out a beating of biblical proportions.
It’s not a lock, especially given that Johnson won the rematch, but with McCall streaking and Johnson fading the first time out, it’s not inconceivable to think McCall would have ousted Johnson from the flyweight title tournament right there.
Johnson is now the champion, and it’s even less of a stretch to claim McCall has had his number in the past. Who knows what would happen if they met a third time.