On Thursday morning, Ian McCall (Pictured) was released from Orange County Central Jail. The UFC flyweight was being held for outstanding warrants of possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of prescription meds without a valid prescription and driving on a suspended license.
“Free at last free at last … time to get back to work,” McCall tweeted. “Sorry for the drama. I’ll be ready for war love you.”
McCall was expected to be in jail until his September 13th pre-trial hearing, but the 28-year-old was released early for unknown reasons.
According McCall’s lawyer, George Vargas, on June 15th, McCall paid over $2,600 in fines. He mistakenly thought the ticket he was issued from the previous day was included in that payment. A few weeks later, when the court date for that case came, “Uncle Creepy” did not show and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On August 14th, McCall was arrested for the two warrants – one for not completing the 20 days of Cal Trans work (hard labor) for [a 2008 arrest on possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and paraphernalia], and the other for no-showing to court on the driving on a suspended license ticket that he had thought had been handled.
McCall was part of the UFC’s four-man flyweight tournament to become the Octagon’s first 125-pound champ. After fighting Demetrious Johnson to a highly controversial draw in their initial encounter, McCall dropped a unanimous decision in May’s rematch.