(“Serves you right, you bastard.” — The local homeless drug-addict community. / Photo via MMAJunkie)
A potential flyweight slobber-knocker between Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall and Scott Jorgensen has been taken off of the loaded UFC on FOX 9 card (December 14th, Sacramento). As MMAJunkie reports, McCall has been forced to pull out with an undisclosed injury.
After going 0-2-1 in his first three UFC appearances, McCall won his do-or-die fight against Iliarde Santos at UFC 163, and was looking to make it two in a row against Jorgensen, a former bantamweight contender who was scheduled to make his 125-pound debut. The UFC is currently looking for a replacement opponent for Jorgensen, who was most recently choked out by Urijah Faber at the TUF 17 Finale. Anyway, tough break for Creepy. We’ll update you when we know more.
UPDATE: Jorgensen will remain on the UFC on FOX 9 card, as former flyweight title challenger John Dodson has agreed to step up in McCall’s place. Dodson is fresh off his first round knockout of Darrell Montague at UFC 166.
In other injury news, Bellator 106 has taken another step towards “cursed card” status…
Following the laughably-predictable Tito Ortiz neck injury that torpedoed Bellator’s first pay-per-view show (which will now be broadcast for free on Spike TV), the promotion’s November 2nd event in Long Beach has also lost the Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament final between Vinicius “Spartan” Kappke de Queiroz Steinberg McMenamin and Cheick Kongo. On Saturday, Kongo tweeted that the fight had been moved to the main event of Bellator 107 the following week, but now it’s been confirmed that Spartan is out of the match altogether with an ACL injury. It’s unclear when the Brazilian heavyweight will be back in action, or who/when Kongo will fight next.