“The Magician” came up short to champion Demetrious Johnson twice and decided to change weight classes. He returned to the bantamweight division at UFC on FOX 19 and scored a 37-second knockout over Manny Gamburyan. During the event’s post-fight press conference, Dodson indicated that he wants to return to action as soon as possible.
When asked when he’d like to return, Dodson said, “Tomorrow. That’s realistic. “
“I’d be more than willing to fight anyone that steps in front of me, including T.J. Dillashaw,” he said.
The two have history. Dodson handed Dillashaw his first career loss and the two are never short on words when the other one’s name is brought up.
“T.J. Dillashaw has been sitting there saying it was a fluke the first time we fought. I knocked him out and I’m willing to show that it wasn’t’ a fluke and knock him out permanently,” said Dodson.