Steve Mitchell, US PRESSWIRE
UFC flyweight Ian McCall was arrested in Irvine, Calif., on Tuesday. The news was first reported by Stu News Laguna, and MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with the Laguna Beach Police Department.
According to the report, McCall, 28, was arrested "without incident for two Harbor Court warrants for possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of prescription meds without a valid prescription, and driving on a suspended license."
A LBPD official said that McCall is "no longer in our custody," but wouldn't confirm exactly when he was released. They also wouldn't confirm exactly why he was arrested.
The report states that undercover Laguna Beach detectives and DEA agents were working on an investigation in Irvine on Tuesday morning when they recognized McCall. A warrant check revealed that he was wanted. McCall's bail was set for $16,500, according to the same report.
UPDATE: According to McCall's manager, Jason House, McCall was charged with driving on a suspended license in June, which was a probation violation. He was supposed to appear in court this month, however, he did not due to a miscommunication. He was arrested after the DEA agents recognized his car.
According to Captain Jason Kravetz of the LBPD, McCall was transferred to the Orange County Central Men's Jail and will be held there for 30 days until Sept. 13 for his court hearing. He is expected to be released from jail then. According to occourts.org, McCall has only been charged with driving on a suspended license.
Prior to his UFC debut in March, "Uncle Creepy" talked openly about his brushes with the law and overcoming drug addiction.
"I've got so many reasons not to screw up now," he said. "My family, my wife, my daughter, my career. They're things I'm not going to squander again."
McCall wasn't available for comment when contacted by MMAFighting.com Friday night. The LBPD wouldn't release any more information about his arrest.
McCall (11-3-1) most recently lost to Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision at UFC on FX 3 in June. He was scheduled to fight John Moraga at UFC on FOX 4 earlier this month before a knee injury forced him to pull out of the bout.
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