Ian McCall Says Rizin 10 Stoppage Came Too Quick, Says Sport May Have Passed Him By


UFC veterans Kyoji Horiguchi and Ian McCall clashed in the main event of Rizin 10, with Horiguchi scoring a nine second knockout win over McCall.

McCall thinks the referee stopped the bout a bit early and should’ve let him die in the ring if need be.

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“Well, I got punched real hard, and I got hit,” McCall said to MMA Junkie. “Big deal. Let me fight. I came here to die, and I think I punched him once. I don’t know. I have to watch it again. It’s really embarrassing, so I don’t know. Truly sad.”

The UFC veteran has now lost two straight bouts and hasn’t picked up a victory in almost four years.

Early stoppage or not, a devastated McCall even believes the sport may have now passed him by.

“I have to go home and talk to my family and see if I want to do this anymore,” McCall said. “I have other opportunities in life, and I’ll be honest: Maybe this sport has passed me by. It’s a lot to think about. And to think it has, it hurts. I never really got to show the world how good I am.”

There was a time when McCall was one of the best lighter weight fighters in the world, but the fighter is now winless in Rizin and only won two of six during a run with the UFC.

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