Missing weight isn’t a rarity. However, a fighter doing so in multiple match-ups is a different story. It looks unprofessional and isn’t safe for the involved fighter or his/her opponent. Lineker’s repeated infractions in that regard are inexcusable. He’s a flyweight contender who can’t seem to make 125 pounds with consistency and that’s a major problem. If he doesn’t get it under wraps for his next fight he needs to be forcibly moved back to bantamweight under the threat of potential termination.
Every UFC event is an educational experience for all involved parties including those watching action unfold inside the Octagon. UFC Fight Night 30 was no exception, offering up lessons in the competitive prowess of the evening’s athletes, the state of MMA officiating, and a handful of other subjects. Here are five observations gleaned from the goings-on in Manchester… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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