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Why did the UFC get rid of Lineker?

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  1. GolovKing Green Belt

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    Dude was throwing some absolutely hellacious bodyshots, and got a highlight reel ko at the end.

     
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    He probably asked to get his show purse up to 15k from 14k.
     
  3. ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    He could not control his weight thus they could not give him title shots no matter how much he were to achieve. Tried him at 125 and 135 just couldn't make weight.
     
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    Missed weight a bunch, pulled out of a bunch of fights.
     
  5. GolovKing Green Belt

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    Did he miss weight at 135?
     
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    Yes he was and I quote “too swole for the division”
     
  7. Stormtrooper85 Black Belt

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    Missed weight 5 times, pulled out of several fights


    Now he'll never miss weight in the land of fake weight cuts
     
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  8. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    He missed weight 5 times! and he also rejected loads of fights apparently too.. I don't know why he didn't stick to 135 though.
     
  9. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    They didn't want to pay a bantamweight who wasn't quite good enough to win the title his worth. Regardless of how exciting he is. Maybe if he had been bigger.
     
  10. IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    Imagine having a fighter beat all the top contenders but never make weight to fight for the belt. Thats bad for business. TS, is very uneducated.
     
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    Once. Either way he's at 145 now so making even 135 was a stretch for him and was trying to make 125,135 cause his skill set is harder to deal with in those divisions. But it's all for the best for all parties cause at ONE he might end up as the 145 champ and in the UFC he wouldn't have been able to do that(even at 125 he prolly wouldn't have been able to beat MM if he'd gotten the shot).
     
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    Yeah a shame he had an exciting fighting style everything else would have lined up for him if not for his weight issues.
     
  13. IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    I rooted for him because he had a normal sounding name despite being from Brasil. LOL
     
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    The density of violence was too much for Dana to handle.
     
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    Only 1x and he was 136.5 all these UFC shills saying he missed weight every fight.
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  16. tehMoose Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Because it's not fair having a guy with hands of stone against normal human beings
     
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