Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall's Arrest Extends Orange County's MMA Crime Wave
Are octagon-shaped jail cells in Orange County's future?
It's worth asking as the local crime wave tied to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters continues with Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall's recent arrest in Irvine for outstanding warrants.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight must remain in jail through Sept. 13 because there were warrants out for his arrest in connection with a 2008 bust for possessing drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs without a script and failure to show up at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach to take care of a June citation for driving on a suspended license.
McCall's lawyer, George Vargas, tells MMAWeekly.com that the drug paraphernalia was needles used to take the fluid out of his ears and that he was sentenced to pick up trash for CalTrans. But drug rehab at the Recovery Center in Costa Mesa and fight training prevented McCall from completing his sentence.
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The lawyer reportedly says McCall and his agent went to the Harbor Justice Center the day after he got pulled over to pay more than $2,600 in fines. The fighter then ignored a notice to appear in court that came in the mail a few weeks later, thinking the matter had been dealt with. McCall was arrested on both warrants after getting pulled over leaving the gym on Aug. 14.
Thus continues a string of mayhem involving MMA fighters in a region that includes MMA gyms, bars, management companies, clothing lines like TapouT and Affliction and, obviously, the homes of combatants, their significant others and groupies.
Let's look back at other OC kings of the cage and their clashes with Johnny Law:
gun. They then tossed her--bruised, battered and naked except for a jacket wrapped around her head--onto a Compton street as a "Christmas present." DNA evidence taken after Son violated his parole for felony vandalism in 2008 tied him to the crimes 18 years before, but due to the statute of limitations expiring on most of the felonies, he could only be convicted of torture. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole but, while awaiting a transfer at Wasco State Prison in Kern County last October, Son allegedly beat his 50-year-old cellmate Michael Thomas Graham to death. See Joseph Hyungmin Son of Austin Powers Fame Accused of Killing Cellmate.