Ian McCall has made no secret about his sketchy past. Like many ultimate fighters before him, he used to live a life of quasi-criminality before martial arts set him on the right path. Now he’s got a successful fighting career, a wife, and a beautiful baby daughter. Unfortunately, sometimes your past comes back to muck things up. Ian was arrested midway through August for possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of prescription meds without a valid prescription, and driving on a suspended license.

Sounds pretty serious huh? Well it wasn’t really. His manager explains:

“Ian’s license had been suspended for unpaid traffic and parking tickets,” he stated. “The very next day, on June 15, Ian went to the Harbor Justice Center with his agent, and paid over $2,600 in fines. He, mistakenly, thought that the ticket from the previous day had been handled. A few weeks later, when the court date for that case came, Ian did not show, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“On Aug. 14, once again, Ian was stopped while driving home from the gym. At that time he was arrested for the two warrants, one for not completing the 20 days of Cal Trans work (hard labor) for [a 2008 arrest on possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and paraphernalia], and the other for not showing up to court on the driving on a suspended license ticket that he had thought that he had handled.”

And here’s where I thought this story ended. Old charges, lingering paperwork, no big deal right? Not even worthy of a post on Fightlinker! Well, tell that to Uncle Creepy, who has just finally been released from prison after 17 days. I’m sure that was a productive couple of weeks, and I feel much safer knowing he was in jail. Good on you, American justice system! You’re not stupid at all!