Ian McCall Says Controversy Is Good
Posted on 07 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Ian McCall recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Demetrious Johnson at UFC on F/X 3. Check out the highlights:
On the rematch being in the main event: "We had to prove a point. Luckily, I was the guy to do that. I was kind of the torchbearer, and I helped make things happen. I wasn't the only one, of course. But I positioned myself perfectly."
On his life since being in the UFC: "The UFC takes care of you incredibly. The media thing you go through is kind of intense, especially being main event. I've been busy, but it's part of my job."
On being the underdog: "No one expects me to win. But I'm going to. Sorry. I'm the underdog, betting-wise, but that's cool because my friends can make money that are degenerate gamblers. Everyone thinks Benavidez is going to beat my ass (if I beat Johnson), but he's not. So I'm excited to prove people wrong."
On his mental state during his first fight with Johnson: "Some things happened in my life where I wasn't focused. I was focused until a day or two before, and then I couldn't get this thing out of my head…It's fixed now. I just told myself to shut up and deal with it. Get it out of the way and move on. I have good control of my brain, finally, after all these years of destroying it."
On controversy: "Controversy is good, especially for me. It's my second (UFC) fight, and I'm the main event. It brought a lot more attention."