John Lineker is scheduled to fight Ian McCall at UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil on November 8 but is already looking ahead.
Lineker, who has finished opponents via TKO in four of his five wins, expects to earn a shot at flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson after he beats McCall.
“I’ve proved in my fights that I’m ready to fight the champion,” he said, “and I hope this fight (against McCall) is enough to get me a shot at the title.”
With five wins over the past six UFC fights, Lineker wants to make a statement against McCall, currently ranked No. 3 in the UFC flyweight division, in Uberlandia, Brazil.
“I believe he’ll fight to win by decision, punching and leaving, exactly like his last fight. But I have a strategy in case he tries to do that boring game,” Lineker told MMAFighting.com. “My strategy will work, and I will win this fight.”
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