Beast of the Week: Ian

"I was a martial artist my whole life and MMA caught my eye at a young age. I wanted to test myself at the hardest thing possible."

Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall (@unclecreepymma) is an American MMA fighter from Newport Beach, California. He competes in the UFC Flyweight division and was the former TPF Flyweight Champion. He has been a professional MMA fighter since 2002 and has fought for World Extreme Cagefighting and Tachi Palace Fights. Beast got in the ring and asked the Unc a few questions:

Where did you get that $100 handle?

My nephew gave me the nickname one night as I was trying to put him to bed. 

What made you want to become an MMA fighter?

I was a martial artist my whole life and MMA caught my eye at a young age. I wanted to test myself at the hardest thing possible. 

What do you do to stay in shape year round?

I don't stay in my kind of shape all year, but I am always healthy, eating right, and working out. Lots of teaching, yoga and the Wim Hof breathing method.

How do you maintain a healthy diet?

My meals are made by Ai Pono Meals. They have a 5-star chef as the owner and operator so it makes life easier. I've done everything in my power to educate myself when it comes to health so I can keep a healthy lifestyle for my family. I also travel with a nutritionist and chef when I fight. 

Who has put up the most challenging fight in your career so far?

Demetrius Johnson (@mightymouse125) definitely gave me my hardest fights. 

How do you typically celebrate a big win?

Big wins are always spent out on the town having fun with my friends and then getting home ASAP so I can be with my family. 

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Chuck Liddell (@chuckliddell) was my biggest mentor and inspiration through many parts of my life. Whether it's from MMA to being a good family and business man.

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