Lineker Talks Being Thankful For UFC Debut
Posted on 08 May 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
John Lineker (19-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) spoke about his UFC debut at UFC on FOX , here is what he had to say…
On Getting the Fight of the Night Bonus: "God helped me a lot in this regard," he said. "I lost my fight. My fight purse wasn't very big, but I didn't complain. I was very happy for how the fight played out [despite] not knowing I would win a 'Fight of the Night' bonus. When I got back to the hotel, I received a phone call and was told by (UFC matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) that I won the bonus. I was so surprised. It was better than winning the lottery. I didn't expect it. I was in the hospital when they decided the bonuses."
On Losing His Debut: "I was told I could be fighting again in four months," he said. "It wasn't for sure (if I'd get a second UFC fight), but considering that they were happy with my performance, I'm sure that will happen. I'm in good shape, so I'm not stressing. I apologize for not winning, but as everyone saw, I gave my all. I engaged in full combat with no fear. ... I want thank the people who helped me, who root for me, who like my work. I'm very happy and wish to return as soon as possible to give yet another show for the audience."