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Illness forces Ian McCall out of fight with Neil Seery this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Belfast

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Ian McCal's string of bad luck continues.

McCall has been removed from his fight against Neil Seery on Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Belfast card due to illness, MMA Fighting confirmed. This marks the third time in four months that McCall has had a fight scrapped on fight week.

MMAJunkie first reported the news Friday. The UFC released the following statement:

On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Ian McCall from his bout tomorrow night against Neil Seery at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 in Belfast, Northern Ireland due to illness.

UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 will proceed with 13 bouts. Seery will serve as a backup in the event a flyweight from the card cannot compete.

In July, McCall's scheduled fight with Justin Scoggins at UFC 201 was cancelled when Scoggins missed weight. McCall was then set to face Ray Borg at UFC 203 but the bout was cancelled when Borg came down with an illness a few days before the event.

McCall was set to face Seery in the main event of the Fight Pass prelims, which was also supposed to be Seery's retirement bout. The Irishman reportedly made weight at 126 pounds and will be receiving his show money.

He told MMAFighting.com that he has now decided to scrap his retirement plans.

"[I'm] not going out like that," he said.

It's unclear at this time the severity of McCall's illness.

Elsewhere on the card, Zak Cummings missed weight for his welterweight bout with Alexander Yakovlev, coming in at 172.8 pounds. That extra 1.8 pounds will cost Cummings 20 percent of his purse, which will go to Yakovlev.

UFC Fight Night: Belfast takes place Saturday at SSE Arena Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland.