John Lineker Believes Adriano Moraes Can Beat Demetrious Johnson
John Lineker and Demetrious Johnson are both bonafide MMA icons, known around the globe. When the two fighters decided to take their act to the Eastern part of the world via ONE Championship, their popularity continued to grow.
Although Lineker has a lot of respect for Johnson, he believes that his teammate Adriano Moraes, could give the former UFC flyweight champion problems.
“Demetrious Johnson is a really good fighter, but before he can call himself champion [in ONE Championship], he has to fight my teammate Adriano Moraes. Only after that will become champion,” declared Lineker to BJPenn.com, when asked about his thoughts of Johnson.
“Adriano is a great fighter, and his jiu jitsu is excellent. Demetrious is going to have his hands full when he fights him. That’s not going to be an easy fight. I think Adriano has a good chance of beating him.”
He has a plenty of reasons to believe that Moraes could hand ‘Mighty Mouse’ a loss because of the solid skill set that Moraes has.
The Brazilian recaptured his ONE Flyweight World Championship earlier this year after a unanimous decision victory over Filipino star Geje Eustaquio. Moraes also banners eighteen wins, nine of which came by way of submission.
Johnson faces Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad in the final of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix this weekend at ONE: Century. Not only will the winner win the beautifully designed ONE Grand Prix belt, but will also challenge Moraes for the ONE flyweight title next.
Lineker makes his ONE debut later this month at ONE: Dawn Of Valor, against Muin Gafarov. But ‘Hands Of Stone’ isn’t content with competing solely in MMA, he also spoke about the possibility of competing in the ONE Super Series in the future.
“Not only will I be able to fight in MMA, I’ll also be able to strike too, ONE says they have the best strikers in the world,” said Lineker.
“I’m confident I could do any kind of fight. Probably kickboxing, Muay Thai is a little bit different, but the way I fight, with the power I have in my hands, I’ll give trouble to anybody,” warned John.
ONE: Dawn Of Valor goes down on October 25th, at the Istora Sinayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.