Ian McCall illness scraps UFC 208 fight vs. Jarred Brooks

Ian McCall can’t seem to catch a break.

The flyweight’s fight against Jarred Brooks at today’s UFC 208 event has been canceled after McCall was hospitalized with gastrointestinal issues.

UFC officials today announced the late scratch. Champions.co first reported it.

“McCall was transported to a local hospital with gastrointestinal issues and was pulled from the card on the doctor’s recommendation,” according to the statement.

McCall (13-5-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) and Brooks (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) were set to open up the FS1-televised portion of the UFC 208 preliminary card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims the FS1 and UFC Fight Pass prelims.

It is the fourth straight time McCall has had a fight pulled during fight week. After fighting injuries, he was supposed to return this past July at UFC 201, then at UFC 203. A botched weight cut by opponent Justin Scoggins and illness to Ray Borg scrapped those opportunities.

via MMAJunkie.com

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