Ian McCall (11-3-1) claims his arrest last month was from false information being supplied to law enforcement that he was a drug dealer.
In August, McCall was arrested and charged with one count of driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but was released after serving 17 days.
“They thought I was a drug dealer,” said McCall on The MMA Hour. “Someone that doesn’t like me told them I was a drug dealer. An actual drug dealer that doesn’t like me got busted, I’ve seen the paperwork, and said ‘oh, he’s a drug dealer too.’”
McCall stated that he believed police followed him as he drove home from the gym. They searched his house, but came up empty handed. They concluded he wasn’t a drug dealer, but his probation officer said to arrest him for driving on a suspended license. McCall claims to have not known his license was suspended.
“It was embarrassing,” said McCall. “Them taking me away in front of my daughter and my wife. They tore my house apart, they tore my car apart. I don’t know. Cops are stupid, and they really just wanted to come to the house and search the house. But, again, I’m not a drug dealer and I’m not being charged with selling drugs.”
As part of his release, McCall is required to complete his CalTrans 20 day community service sentence from his 2008 drug charge and has to pay a $601 in fines.
McCall noted how the UFC weren’t happy with the situation, but were supportive. He hopes to return to action as early as January.