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With zero wins in the UFC, it might be easy to label Ian McCall as a pretender. In fact, I imagine that there will be considerable feedback in the comments sections agreeing with that notion. However, "Uncle Creepy" has proven time and time again that he can hang with the best fighters on the planet.
As a former Tachi Palace champion, "Uncle Creepy" was the world's top flyweight who was not contracted to the UFC prior to the division's creation.
Some feel that McCall won his promotional debut, a fight against now-champion Demetrious Johnson that was erroneously scored a draw.
In addition, McCall stayed competitive in a bout with perennial contender Joseph Benavidez, although he dropped a 29-28 decision across the board.
Contenders run into slumps every now and then, and not every loser is ruled a non-contender. Think what you want to about McCall and Zuffa record, but the guy is a proven member of the division's elite.