Despite missing weight, Justin Scoggins rips “punk” Ian McCall for not taking catchweight bout at UFC 201

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

A bad weight cut forced Justin Scoggins to bow out of trying to make 125 lbs. for a UFC 201 bout with Ian McCall, but the 24-year-old flyweight is now blaming McCall for the fight not actually happening.

In a string of comments on Twitter, Scoggins accepted responsibility for not making weight properly, but heavily criticized the veteran McCall for not accepting a catchweight bout to compete anyway.

For his part, McCall had a simple retort to Scoggins’ line of thinking.

Penick’s Analysis: Scoggins was never better than eight pounds off the mark, which means once re-hydrated he’d have had an even bigger weight edge. That’s something that can have a significant effect, especially in the flyweight division, and McCall’s 100% in the right for not accepting that bout. He’s risking his release the next time he loses a fight, and having that happen because he drained himself more in a cut than his opponent could or would make to hit the mark isn’t a good idea. Scoggins is in no place to levy criticism here, though, and only looks worse by trying to lay blame on the man who still made weight.

[Photo (c) Joshua Dahl via USA Today Sports]

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