John Lineker Releases a Statement on His UFC 219 Pull Out

John Lineker Releases a Statement on His UFC 219 Pull Out

Leading up to the suspenseful weigh-ins approaching quickly on Friday, we already had a roller coaster of emotions…

“I noticed this when I came to Las Vegas earlier. I didn’t know how bad it was a week ago. I started to feel the pain, but I thought it was something related to the root canal treatment I did three weeks ago. When I talked to a second doctor — the first one didn’t have an answer for the pain — they found this infection. I kept training hard despite the pain, but the pain kept getting worse a week before fight week. I decided to go to Vegas early so the UFC doctor could see how I was because I wanted to fight no matter what, but he saw that I wasn’t fit to fight and would have to do something about it.”

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