"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?
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.