On this week’s Majority Draw Radio, hosts Ryan McKinnell and Danny Acosta discuss Anderson Silva‘s contract extension, Vitor Belfort‘s multi-state PED test, and rumors of a rogue Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva bout.
Flyweight standout “Uncle Creepy” Ian McCall joins the show to discuss his upcoming FOX Sports 1 fight from Brazil versus John Lineker.
“I’m not stoked about going back down to Brazil. I’m just over traveling to fight. It’s expensive; it’s time consuming,” McCall told Majority Draw Radio. “It’s a fight. It’s part of my job. I love what I do. So it’ll be fun. They chant ‘you’re gonna die.’ I don’t care ’cause I don’t speak Portuguese. I know what they’re saying–I speak enough of it to know what they’re saying, but that’s just how they are. They’re some of the best fans in the world and they love their countryman. I wish Americans were like that.”
Before McCall gets his wish to fight in his backyard of Orange County, Calif., he looks to secure his second victory in Brazil in his three most recent contests. Getting ready for the intercontinental flight hasn’t been without its hiccups.
“I probably shouldn’t say this, but I just got my blood work back, my white blood cell count is through the roof,” said McCall. “I’m sick, over-trained, or whatever it may be. That’s what happens. That’s the fight game. It’s not an excuse. I’m healthier than I’ve ever been. This is just how it goes.”
Despite sickness infiltrating his fight camp, the 30-year-old insists he takes care of himself so well — coupled with the final week of rest leading up to the fight and a mental attitude that is the “best place I’ve ever been in, in my life” — there won’t be anything Lineker can do to stop him.
“He hits real hard, and not just to the head, he hits to the body,” said McCall of Lineker, concluding his opponent “can’t throw a straight punch to save his life.”
McCall hopes to dismiss Lineker and lineup a title shot versus Demetrious Johnson.
“This is the entertainment business. If this was strictly about fighting, Demetrious would be the most beloved fighter there is,” said McCall. “I hope to be the face of [flyweights] very soon and take it in a different direction.”