It would be an understatement to say Ian McCall isn't taking the loss to Joseph Benavidez well.
Since joining the UFC, the former Tachi Palace flyweight champ has gone 0-2-1, with his most recent loss coming from Benavidez at UFC 156.
I am sorry. I'm official overrated— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) February 3, 2013
McCall is obviously disappointed over the outcomes of recent bouts, but he is far from being considered overrated.
Most media outlets still consider him as one of the top 3 flyweights in the world. There certainly isn't any shame in losing to Benavidez, who has been a perennial contender in both the flyweight and bantamweight divisions.
McCall's other loss came at the hands of reigning UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson, who is also listed as one of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
The UFC finally has its flyweight champion, but the division remains a work in progress. Johnson, Benavidez, McCall and John Dodson are truly the only marquee names competing at 125 pounds.
McCall is an interesting personality and an exciting fighter. It's highly unlikely the UFC would pull the plug on his contract in the middle of the construction process of the flyweight division.
They'll need McCall to continue to put on great fights and garner more recognition and respect for the lighter weight classes.
No worries, "Uncle Creepy" will live to creep another day.