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John Lineker's UFC debut had the potential to be a major flop.
And though the Brazilian flyweight suffered a loss to Louis Gaudinot at Saturday's UFC on FOX 3 event after failing to make weight the day prior, he's nonetheless going home happy.
A $65,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus has a way of putting things into perspective, he told MMAjunkie.com.
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High-action flyweights Ian McCall and John Lineker will battle for a potential title shot this Saturday (Nov. 8, 2014) inside Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil. With so much on the line, what adjustments must either man make to claim victory? Read our fight preview and find out! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight standouts Ian McCall and John Lineker will go to war this Saturday (Nov. 8, 2014) at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil. Since going read news >>
UFC flyweight Ian McCall withdrew from his scheduled bout opposite John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 56 despite making weight Friday and being seemingly ready to compete without issue. Yet, according to McCall, he had health issues before arriving in Brazil that escalated to the point of being unable to fight. "Bacterial infection in my blood. My body just failed me after the weigh-ins," McCall told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani via text message. "UFC blood tested me a few weeks ago and it showed I read news >>
UBERLANDIA, Brazil – UFC flyweight John Lineker is understandably disappointed he won’t be fighting tonight, but as he sees it, Ian McCall’s wild ride was pretty much inevitable.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Ian McCall has been forced to withdraw from his proposed flyweight co-headlining bout against John Lineker at a href="http://www.sherdog.com/events/UFC-Fight-Night-Shogun-vs-St-Preux-40223">UFC Fight Night in Uberlandia, Brazil due to illness. read news >>
A pivotal bout in the UFC's flyweight division at UFC Fight Night 56 is off after perennial 125-pound contender Ian McCall became ill after the weigh-ins in Uberlandia, Brazil. Uncle Creepy was set to compete in a grudge match with John Lineker, but UFC president Dana White tweeted Friday night that the bout may not happen, and Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com has since confirmed the co-main event of the evening has been cancelled. "With flyweight contender Ian McCall taking ill after Friday's weigh-in read news >>
A viral infection has scratched flyweight Ian McCall from the UFC Fight Night 56 co-main event against John Lineker in Brazil.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
The MMA injury bug can strike at any point, including after the weigh-ins. Top UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall was set to face off against Brazilian John Lineker in the co-main event spot on Saturday's UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil. Both McCall and Lineker had made the contracted weight limits on Friday. However, UFC President Dana White teased on Friday McCall might be out of the bout with an unspecified illness. The UFC confirmed and made that news official early Saturday morning read news >>
It looks like we won't be seeing Ian McCall vs. John Lineker on Saturday night in Uberlandia, Brazil. When John Lineker missed weight on his first attempt (before making the flyweight limit on the 2nd try an hour later), Ian McCall responded by drinking coconut water while on the scale and still weighing in at 126 lbs. It was an obvious rib at Lineker for his repeated weight cutting problems, but the main focus was on their pivotal co-main event meeting tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night in Uberl read news >>
John Lineker -- one of the most exciting flyweight fighters in the world -- will face the toughest challenge of his career this weekend (Sat., Nov. 8, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 56, when he takes on Ian McCall in the co-main event of the evening. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight division is one that is admittedly fairly shallow, but it is definitely not short of excitement. And one standout, John Lineker, is poised to break through this weekend (Sat., Nov. 8, 2014) at UFC Fight N read news >>
This weekend, the UFC has a double-header of fight cards, featuring Luke Rockhold against Michael Bisping on Friday night and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua against Ovince St. Preux on Saturday night. The co-main event on Saturday is a flyweight bout between former Tachi Palace Fights champ, Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall and John Lineker. This bout is big for the division, as McCall is ranked No. 3 and Lineker is sitting at No. 6. The winner of this fight is likely next in line for a title shot against the c read news >>