UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been removed from next months UFC Fight Night 37 main card bout with Brad Pickett due to an undisclosed injury.
According to MMAJunkie.com, UFC President Dana White confirmed the injury during a media luncheon on Thursday.
Pickett (23-8) has had a bit of a roller-coaster ride since making his UFC debut in November of 2011. At UFC 138 he fought current interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and lost via rear-naked choke. Most recently Pickett took on Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 26 where he lost via triangle choke. “One Punch” is 3-3 under the UFC banner.
McCall (12-4-1) made his UFC debut at UFC on FX 2 where he fought Demetrious Johnson to a majority draw in the first flyweight bout in UFC history. Due to a scoring miscalculation, the two fought again at UFC on FX 3 and Johnson won by decision. “Uncle Creepy” went on to fight current number one contender Joseph Benavidez at UFC 156, but fell short on the judges scorecards. The 29-year old is coming off a big decision victory over Iliarde Santos.
The organization is seeking a replacement opponent for Pickett at the March 8 event.
UFC London will go down on March 8 and features a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa in the main event.