Ian McCall’s use of two IVs before 208 has been investigated by USADA and it has been declared that Uncle Creepy did nothing wrong.
Ian McCall has avoided any issues with USADA. The flyweight contender was administered two IVs of fluids at the behest of a UFC doctor after getting sick following the UFC 208 weigh-ins. Despite USADA’s ban on the use of IVs, McCall was granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption, or TUE, by USADA due to the nature of his issues.
McCall, who was scheduled to fight Jarred Brooks on the card, but was forced out of the bout due to the illness. He told Joe Rogan afterward that he was throwing up and unable to hold down water. As mentioned, IVs are not allowed to be administered under USADA code, but they felt that McCall fit the terms for a TUE. It was explained in a statement issued by them:
“After a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the potential violation, which included the retroactive TUE application process, USADA determined that the athlete had a diagnosed acute medical condition for which the use of an intravenous infusion is consistent with the standard of care,” the statement read. “Because McCall’s TUE application was granted retroactively, his use of a prohibited method will not result in an anti-doping policy violation.”
McCall (13-5-1, 2-3-1 UFC) has been snakebitten when it comes to getting fights. He has not competed since January 2015, with his last five scheduled bouts ending up canceled due to issues with him or his opponent.