On Monday morning, the long-time bantamweight contender, who currently holds the number-6 spot in the official UFC bantamweight rankings, made a call out of brick-fisted Brazilian John Lineker.
Caraway made his callout of “Hands of Stone” on Twitter.
“SHOULDER HAS BEEN FEELING BETTER,” HE SAID. “A FEW MORE TREATMENTS AND I’LL BE GOOD TO GO. JOHN LINEKER, WHERE YOU AT FOR AN END OF THE YEAR FIGHT? DON’T HIDE!”
“YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE FOREVER, JOHN LINEKER,” CARAWAY SAID IN A FOLLOWUP TWEET. “LET’S TEST THAT NICKNAME OF YOURS AND SEE WHAT THOSE HANDS ARE MADE OF. STONE? I BET NOT!”
In his last fight, Caraway picked up a split decision win over the then-undefeated Aljamain Sterling. In his next most recent win, he picked up a decision win over Eddie Wineland. These wins were preceded by a loss to Raphael Assuncao. He’s 21-7 overall.
Lineker, meanwhile, last fought in December, when he took on former champion TJ Dillashaw in a perceived bantamweight number-one-contender fight. Lineker lost this fight by decision. This loss marked the end of a solid 4-0 start in the bantamweight division.
Do you want to see Bryan Caraway and John Lineker fight? Who do you think wins this bantamweight matchup?
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 8/14/2017.