Ian McCall is the unluckiest man on planet earth, TKO’d by a ring rope.

Ian McCall is the unluckiest man on planet earth, TKO’d by a ring rope.

Ian McCall, the world’s unluckiest man, gets TKO’d via a ring rope at RIZIN.

My uncle used to say, “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me 3.” However much bad luck Ian McCall has stored up, it’s still haunting him.

He entered this fight for RIZIN in seemingly great shape. He’s been so prone to injury, and his career has been marred by many of those nagging injuries. He looked to be in great shape both mentally and physically coming into this fight. He had an opponent he found easy to dislike and a stage that would allow him to exact retribution. Then it happened.

Ian McCall, during a scramble along the ropes, had his forehead dragged along the middle rope. The result was a very bad cut that led to the officials stopping the action and calling it a TKO victory for Kape. I’m not kidding. Ian McCall was TKO’d by the RIZIN ring ropes. The ropes are said to be of very stiff plastic and they don’t apply vaseline to the fighters before the fight. It’s a perfect storm for something like this. They replayed the action multiple times and the knee Kape lands were in the mouth/cheek area. It did not cause the cut in question. Take a look.

Thanks as always to the incredible Fancy Combat for the video.