SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Demetrious Johnson of the USA and Ian McCall of the USA fight during the UFC On FX flyweight bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White finally decided to bring a flyweight division to the world's largest fight promotion, he did so by holding a four-man tournament to crown a champion. This despite his disdain for such things.
His dislike is borne from the inevitable issues that can -- and always seem to -- arise when trying to work elimination style matchmaking. Sometimes things go well, as they did when Joseph Benavidez knocked out Yasuhiro Urushitani to advance to the finals nice and clean, but sometimes they don't.
After three close rounds, the two should have went to a fourth, sudden victory round to determine a winner. Instead, they'll have to wait until The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale scheduled for June 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to go 15 minutes more. MMAWeekly.com brought word of the booking just last night.
The winner meets Benavidez later this year to determine the first ever UFC 125-pound champion.
The first fight was controversial not just for the scoring error made by the commission in Australia but because fans and pundits alike couldn't agree on how to properly award the three rounds that actually happened.
McCall recently told the Verbal Submission what his plans are to avoid a similar scenario a second time around:
"Just put the pressure on him. I played into his game too much. I just need to go at him."