On the heels of his first UFC win in four attempts at UFC 163, flyweight contender Ian McCall will get the chance to make it two in a row when he welcomes Scott Jorgensen to the flyweight division on the ever-growing UFC on FOX 9: Pettis vs. Thomson card in December. The matchup is arguably a must-win for both fighters, as Jorgensen has similarly collected just one win in his last four contests (over John Albert at UFC on FOX 5). Said McCall and Jorgensen about the booking:
Speaking of fighters who are 1-3 in their past 4, Joe Lauzon and Mac Danzig have also been booked to face one another at UFC on FOX 9. In his last outing, Lauzon received quite possibly the most one-sided beatdown of his career at the hands of TUF 12 finalist Michael Johnson (in front of his hometown crowd, no less). The loss at Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen came following a back-and-forth FOTY contender with Jim Miller at UFC 155, which Lauzon also dropped via unanimous decision.
Danzig, on the other hand, was hit so hard by Melvin Guillard in his previous appearance at UFC on FOX 8 that he Vulcan mind-melded with the Grape Stomp Lady and cried like a rejected baby elephant for several moments after being knocked out. If you were to ask Danzig, however, the reason he was reduced to tears was not the result of Guillard’s Parkinson’s-inducing death fists, but rather due to the ringside physicians pressing down on his injured cartilage. I for one am totally fine with that explanation, and not just because I once bumped into Guillard in a hotel elevator and immediately started pleading for my life and emptying my bowels.
Needless to say, what happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas. Especially when it’s a grown ass man crying in a puddle of his own sick while surrounded by strangers with perfectly capable camera phones.