John ‘Hands of stone’ Linekar (31-8 MMA, 12-3 UFC) is currently ranked #6 in the stacked UFC bantamweight division.
Keeping in mind the stacked nature and picture of the bantamweight division, former champ Dominick Cruz, former WSOF champ Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assancao are next in the line for the title. Another possibility is a champion vs. champion super fight, which has flyweight champ Henry Cejudo as a remote option for Dillashaw.
After losing to champ T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 207 back in December 2016, Linekar is on a two-fight winning streak. Under the context, that is certainly not enough. However according to Linekar, he’s not even getting a chance to get into the title picture as no contender is ready to sign the dotted line to fight him.
Linekar has fought across two divisions. Surprisingly his power has transferred from flyweight to bantamweight as well. Linekar is 6-1 since moving upto bantamweight. With no contenders, a frustrated Linekar was ready to move upto featherweight as well to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 228 before Brandon Davis decided to save the day.
Linekar took to Twitter saying he should change his nickname from ‘Hands of stone’ to ‘Hands of Pillow’ for people to fight him. (via Twitter):
— John Lineker (@johnlineker) September 5, 2018