Johnson: Lineker should have been cut

Friday, January 24, 2014

Demetrious Johnson is the UFC flyweight champion and will fight whoever is next in line, but Johnson believes John Lineker, who could likely be next, should have been cut already:

“As far as him not making weight three times, he’s still in the UFC, so there’s nothing I can do about it,” Johnson said at today’s UFC on FOX 10 Q&A session. “If it was me, I would have cut him, but that’s just me.”

The UFC has released fighters for such offenses, but Lineker has managed to stick around, likely due to his impressive streak of three consecutive knockout wins.

Lineker’s performances inside the octagon speak volumes. However, Johnson believes those results are tainted. Performing on fight night is one part of the game, but the champion feels discipline when it comes to diet is equally important.

“My coaches tell me I have two jobs to do,” Johnson said. “One is make weight, and [the other is] fight. That’s all I’ve got to do.”

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