John Lineker Respinds To Ian McCall

Chris Cariaso is set to face off against UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in August, but the rest the division is still trying to determine who is next in line. Ian McCall stepped up again in ranks with his decision win over Brad Pickett in Ireland on Saturday, while John Lineker did the double of actually making weight and once again getting a late TKO over Alptekin Ozkilic in New Jersey on Wednesday.

McCall had this to say when asked whether or not he was interested in fighting Lineker after defeating the Brit, to which he said:

“I’ll fight anybody. He’s top five or whatever, and just like tonight, he might hit hard, but he can’t touch me. So, we’ll see how that goes. … He’s got pretty big holes in his wrestling and jiu-jitsu, so that’s a fight I’d love to take.”

Lineker had this to say in response to McCall:

“Congratulations to Ian on his win over Brad Pickett, But I’m not sure if I was watching a fight or a game of touch with the way Ian was running around away from Pickett. I have no problem at all with fighting McCall if that’s what the UFC wants to happen. But I would ask my manager to suggest the UFC create a new rule, deducting a point for every so many yards run inside the ring. I want to fight, not play hide-and-seek.”

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