Ian McCall issues statement on 9-second loss to Kyoji Horiguchi

Over the weekend, Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation promoted one of its best events to date.

This action-packed event featured a number of UFC veterans, most notably former flyweight title contenders [Kyoji…

Though many fans expected this to be a competitive contest, it instead turned out to be a blitzkrieg win for the surging Japanese talent Horiguchi. The Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto protege and current American Top Team staple put his foe down with a punch mere seconds in the bout, forcing the referee to wave the action off at the 9-second mark (see it here).