In a story that seems too crazy to be true, Ian McCall has had another fight scrapped.
The top-10 flyweight McCall has been pulled from his planned UFC Fight Night Belfast bout against Neil Seery due to food poisoning, as first reported by Jim Edwards of FloCombat. Seery will serve as a backup on the card, but had actually planned on retiring following the fight.
The UFC issued a statement on the move.
On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Ian McCall from his bout tomorrow night against Neil Seery at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 in Belfast, Northern Ireland due to illness.
UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 will proceed with 13 bouts. Seery will serve as a backup in the event a flyweight from the card cannot compete.
This is the third time in four months that McCall has had a fight canceled just days prior to scheduled date. His planned opponent Justin Scoggins missed weight ahead of UFC 201, and later, Ray Borg fell ill ahead of set UFC 203 fight.
Neil Seery has told MMAFighting that he's put his retirement plans on hold, but will still receive his show money for making weight.
UFC Fight Night Belfast takes place tomorrow from the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.