Posted by Justin Golightly @secretmovesmma
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In a series of unfortunate events that sucks for everyone involved, #NeilSeery's fight with #IanMcCall is off.

Both McCall and Seery were thinking about retiring after this fight, but it looks like both of their careers had unexpected detours or may just stop altogether. For McCall, it might be that unexpected. He's had a string of bad luck recently that's...well, it's "creepy." It's also been more than two years since he's fought.

The Irishman was understandably devastated after preparing for his swan song on glorious home soil. It couldn't have been a better place or time to retire, but unfortunately, things didn't go his way.

“Nothing I say is going to change a thing. It’s disappointing. I’m disgusted really,” Seery said to MMA Junkie. “To be honest, I don’t even know if I’m going to go to the show."

“I nearly burst out crying, to tell you the truth. I was so upset. There’s nothing I can do. Me giving out about it and crying isn’t going to change the fact that I’m not fighting tomorrow," Seery said. "I’m going to go home, I’m going to sit down with my wife and basically see what’s next.”

At least the words offer a glimmer of hope in that we may not have seen the last of Seery. He lost his chance today in Ireland, but it's obvious he doesn't want to go out with a whimper, but instead, a bang.

“One-hundred percent, [I want to fight]. I don’t think I’m going to go out like this,” Seery said.

Flashback to #UFC203 when the shoe was on the other foot.