John Lineker is gearing up for arguably the biggest fight of his UFC career so far, a potential #1 contender match against the owner of the best nickname, and facial hair in the UFC, Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall.
The bout is scheduled to go down on November 8th at UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil.
Lineker spoke with MMAFighting to discuss his gameplan for fighting McCall.
“I believe he’ll fight to win by decision, punching and leaving, exactly like his last fight. But I have a strategy in case he tries to do that boring game. My strategy will work, and I will win this fight.”
“He called me fat boy [laughs], but I will show him how fast I am. When my hand lands on him, another knockout is coming. I only need to land one hard punch he can feel it. I have the heaviest hands in the flyweight division, so I expect a knockout.”
“I’ve proved in my fights that I’m ready to fight the champion, and I hope this fight (against McCall) is enough to get me a shot at the title.”