by Ian McCall – special to MMAWeekly.com
Tachi Palace Fights champion and No. 1 flyweight Ian McCall joins MMAWeekly.com for an exclusive blog leading up to his title defense on Dec 10.
This is week No. 3 with the champ:
So things have changed quite a bit since my last entry.
My opponent had to drop out due to a rib injury and my handlers have been working thier asses off to find someone new.
He even showed us a doctor’s note to prove he’s not bitching out. We never thought he was, but it was just nice to see someone being for real.
Lets hope he gets better soon and maybe we can meet again.
I don’t really see why, but apparently I’m pretty scary for a 125-pound man. I don’t know why, but no one will take the fight so far.
We looked into fighting BJ Kojima but he’s busy and Rambaa Somdet just wouldn’t do it.
Someone needs to take chance.
I took one when I signed to fight Jussier da Silva and look at me now. What’s the worst that can happen? You get beat up? I have been beat up twice on national TV. It’s really not that bad.
Plus I can make you famous. Maybe it’s all in god’s plan and he is saving me to fight first thing next year in the UFC. That sure would be nice.
I’ll stop my bitching and get to the reason why I am now the happiest man on the planet. My little girl London Juliet McCall was born on the 2nd.
And to think not that long ago, I died at a hospital like this one from a drug overdose and now I have made life. She’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I’m still in the hospital room with my wife watching Country Strong as we speak.
People always say stuff about how you feel the first time you lay eyes on your kids when they’re born and it always made sense, but I never really could grasp just how much I love this little person my wife and I made.
She’s got the best genes a little person could want.
I’m a handsome devil and quite the athlete if you haven’t noticed.
My brother used to fight for a living back before there was any money in it and my oldest brother played minor league baseball and college football.
My wife is super hot along with the rest of her family and was scouted for the Olympic program for volley ball when she was young.
Her dad played pro hockey back in the 80’s when it was cool and was a model. He still works for the rangers. Her grandpa played pro football. Her step mom was a super model in the 80’s as well and step dad was a div 1 All American wrestler in college.
Her brother just got drafted playing pro lacrosse and the youngest brother is already being scouted for pro hockey and he’s 17.
The rest of our families and good looking talented people so basically what I’m getting at is she has the world at her finger tips and I can’t wait to see what kind of wonderful person she turns into.
I have officially turned into the annoying guy that brags about his kid and she’s only been around for 3 days.
I understand why BJ Kojima didn’t take the fight. He’s only fought once since he hurt his knee two years ago and I heard he didn’t look all that great so going from being champ so having to fight a top caliber guy right away might not be the best idea.
I was really looking forward to fight Rambaa Somdet because of how exciting he is and how good his Muay Thai is. He turned it down for whatever reason so I’m bummed, but I’m sure someone will surface.
I have to keep my hype train going and the only way to do that is to smash someone else that is Top 10 in the world at 125 pounds. They are talking about Jussier again maybe, but that fight doesn’t make sense at all.
I already beat him and just because be beat Mamoru doesn’t mean he gets another shot at me.
End of the day, I’ll fight whoever they want me to.
I need the money and i need to stay busy. Plus if it’s Jussier again it won’t go to the judges. I should have finished him last time so I’ll have to make a statement if we meet again.
UFC this weekend in the UK seemed like a pretty good card. I went to London a few years back when Chuck was supposed to fight Rashad Evans. He tore his hamstring so he didn’t fight, but we all went out for a month anyways. It was the greatest trip of my life and I can’t wait to be able to go to places like the UK to fight.
I started switching my stance up fighting wise over the past year or two but not I’m actually hitting pads and the bag constantly switching and its crazy how much better it has all gotten. Speed, power, accuracy and defense are getting pretty close to the same on both sides.
My diet is still on point and surprising the hospital we are in has great food so I don’t have to leave anywhere to get what I need. I have of course had to take a few days off to deal with all of this craziness but it’s all worth it.
Like I said before I now have a new reason to live to fight and to win