Dana White Confirms John Dodson Gets First Crack at UFC Flyweight Champ

October 6, 2012
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John Dodson may have won the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter as a bantamweight, but as soon as he did, he knew he would immediately return to his more natural weight class of flyweight.

Friday night at UFC on FX 5 in Minnesota, Dodson justified his reasoning for the quick return to 125 pounds by beating one of the top fighters in the world at that weight, Jussier “Formiga” da Silva, securing a shot at the UFC title.

UFC president Dana White at the post-fight press conference confirmed that Dodson is next up for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. He didn’t say when the fight would happen, but did comment that they are “two of the fastest guys ever in the UFC.”

Dodson agreed, saying, “It’s gonna be a fun fight for me. I just can’t wait for me and Mighty Mouse to fight. It’s gonna be fun. It’s gonna be explosive.”

The Jackson-Winkeljohn trained fighter, although he insisted prior to the da Silva fight that he wasn’t looking past anyone, already has a super-secret plan in mind for how to take the belt away from Johnson.

“I’ve seen that fight happen probably a thousand or a million times in my own head,” Dodson commented. “I’ve watched plenty of videos on him. I’m just not gonna give you guys my secret yet. I’ll let you guys see it when it happens.”

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  • bajafox

    I like this guy

  • A lot of people hate this guy but who cares, him and mighty mouse is going to be so entertaining. I still hope to see Uncle Creepy back against either of them.

  • ryt

    its hard to get excited over the flyweights

    • shakejunt

      the man delivers a TKO and you still can’t appreciate?

  • Captain Obvious

    i love it it will be a great fight for the flyweight the magician vs might mouse

  • drkdisciple

    Dodson vs Mighty Mouse can best be described as plenty of speed and very little action! With the recent bab quality cards we are given this will probably be the main the event!

    • Rob

      The UFC should have cut it off at the Bantamweights IMHO

      • shakejunt

        keep complaining and maybe they’ll axe the division just for you

    • shakejunt

      you must hate watching cruz and gsp if you think that the flyweights have no action

      • drkdisciple

        Well snake Cruz doesnt do much and GSP has become a point fighter ever since he joined team Jackson. He doesnt finish fights anymore, he fights to win decisions and not get hurt.

  • I will look forward to this fight. I find both fighters quite entertaining!!