"I know I'm fighting for my job. If I lose this fight, I don't deserve my job. Granted, I lost to the two best guys in the division right now, but for me to lose to a guy, not to say that he couldn't be top 10, but he isn't, he's not ranked. No one knows who he is. I probably wouldn't deserve my job anymore, so I would have to go back and figure something else out. Which I really don't want to do, I like my job."
Ian McCall puts himself on the chopping block during his recent appearance on "The MMA Hour." McCall says losing to an unknown fighter like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) newcomer Iliarde Santos at UFC 163 this weekend (Aug. 3, 2013) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, means he isn't deserving of his spot on the roster. Since making his Octagon debut in March of 2012, McCall has yet to pick up a win under the UFC umbrella, going 0-2-1 so far, first fighting to a draw and then losing to current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in consecutive bouts at UFC on FX 2 and UFC on FX 3. He followed that up by stumbling against Joseph Benavidez at UFC 156. So, if he fails to pick up a win in his fourth attempt, should the former Tachi Palace Fights 125-pound champion get the boot from ZUFFA? And can UFC afford to drop some of its flyweight talent?