John Lineker Puts UFC On Blast; Demands Fight Or Release

John Lineker has gone on a rant aimed in particular at UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby due to his struggles to get fights booked in the promotion in recent years, despite being ranked in the division’s top 10.

“My last opponent fought 4 times in a year,” Lineker wrote on Twitter. “He already has another fight! Sean likes him! I have fought only 4 times since 2016! I need to fight! If you dont like me or my style just let me go!!! @MMAjunkie @seanshelby @danawhite @Alexdavismma @ufc @MMAFighting @sherdogdotcom

Lineker later spoke to MMAjunkie about the situation and continued to express his frustration with regards to getting fights as frequently as he would like them.

“I’ve fought four times since 2016,” Lineker told MMAjunkie. “I have five kids. I need to pay my bills. I cannot survive like this.

“I don’t know if it’s something personal against me. If it is, just tell me and let me go, because I have to fight. I have to move on. It’s my career. It’s my life. I can’t be stuck this way.”

It would be somewhat surprising if Lineker really is being overlooked or would be allowed to walk away from the UFC as he’s been a stalwart in the division for many years and at 28-years-old still has plenty to offer.

Ross launched MMA Insight (previously in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.