John Lineker: I need to fight!


John Lineker (photo credit Jason da Silva © USA Today Sports)

UFC bantamweight John Lineker is not happy about his fight schedule.

Lineker took to Twitter to express his frustration over the frequency of fight bookings over the last three years.

The tweet circulated on social media and through various media outlets, prompting Lineker to elaborate on his frustrations to mmajunkie with translation assistance via his manger Alex Davis.

Per the report, Lineker stated, “I don’t know if it’s something personal against me…If it is, just tell me and let me go, because I have to fight. I have to move on. It’s my career. It’s my life. I can’t be stuck this way.”

Lineker most recently dropped a split-decision loss to Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fort Lauderdale in April.

Since 2016 Lineker has fought once per year, gaining victories over Marlon Vera and Brian Kelleher before losing to Sandhagen. In December 2016 Lineker dropped a decision to TJ Dillashaw; Dillashaw parlayed the victory over Lineker into a title fight.

In the ensuing months Lineker withdrew from a scheduled fight with  Jimmie Rivera due to injury.

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