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Demetrious Johnson is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters competing in MMA today. Yet, despite his success inside the Octagon, UFC flyweight contender John Dodson believes Mighty Mouse is having a negative impact on the division. Speaking with Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com, Dodson praised the champion’s abilities inside the cage but pointed to his actions outside of fighting being a hindrance on all UFC flyweights. He's showcasing his ability to be a true champion by read news >>

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When it comes down to it, Demetrious Johnson may be the UFC's most approachable champion. A tireless worker with lightning speed, unparalleled skill, and a video game obsession to boot, the UFC's 125-pound king fashioned the flyweight division into his own personal playground over the past three years, all while keeping a smile on his face and rarely saying a bad word about anyone. But in many ways, Johnson's in-cage success has struggled to translate to out-of-cage enthusiasm. With middling pay read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Former flyweight title challenger John "The Magician" Dodson has been relegated to the sidelines since his lopsided second-round TKO of John Moraga in June. The 30-year-old re-aggravated a lingering knee issue during his bout with Moraga and underwent surgery a month later to repair his ACL and MCL. Dodson has compiled a 5-1 record in the UFC, including a first-round TKO over current 135-pound champion T.J. Dillashaw that won him The Ultimate Fighter in December 2011. "I'm looking at six to eigh read news >>

  • a month ago
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Long before he became Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw was The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 runner up, falling short in the season finale after eventual winner, John Dodson, dropped him with a huge punch. Or a "fluke," as Dillashaw refers to it. But just because Dodson went down to a more natural weight of 125 pounds, doesn't mean he's not willing to move back up to prove the "Viper" wrong. After all, if the champion of his own weight class is too afraid to f read news >>

  • a month ago
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- The latter half of 2014 has been a rough one for John Dodson. Just when he was about to get his second crack at champion Demetrious Johnson, flyweight's endlessly jubilant number-one contender suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee this past July, cutting short his title campaign before it could even get started. The months since have been agonizingly slow -- it turns out rehab isn't made for a 125er who lives life in fast-forward -- but with the year finally coming read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Apparently, "The Magician" is an equal opportunity ass kicker. John Dodson was on the path to another shot at the flyweight title before a devastating knee injury derailed his championship dreams and sent him to the sidelines for over a year. After undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL, "The Magician" now faces an uphill battle in rehab as he aims to return to the Octagon sometime in 2015. And when he does, he's ready to capture Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gold. And as he explained to read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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John Dodson has his sights set on winning a UFC title in 2015, and "The Magician" doesn't particularly care which division it comes in. Even though the 30-year-old knockout artist is a former title challenger and perennial contender in the flyweight fold, the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based slugger isn't limiting his scope from taking aim at the bantamweight crown as well. Dodson gave 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson his toughest test to date when the two squared off back in January of 2013 a read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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"Mighty Mouse" dishes on "Puncher King's" latest drug test flop and reveals exactly why he can't see eye-to-eye with his fellow flyweight John Dodson. Last week was an interesting one to say the least for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight division, as it was revealed that two of the top four fighters in the weight class would be out of action for a year. Although for entirely different reasons. No. 1 ranked John Dodson revealed he would be sidelined until late 2015 due to a rece read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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UFC flyweight John Dodson will be out for approximately 12 months after undergoing ACL surgery on Wednesday. One of the top flyweights in the UFC will be out of action for the next year. Former 125lb. title contender John Dodson underwent ACL surgery on Wednesday and will be on the sidelines for the next 6-8 months before even returning to the gym. FOX Sport's Damon Martin initially reported the news. The surgery was performed to repair the ACL as well as a torn meniscus. Once he completes the r read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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By most counts, John Dodson is the No. 1 contender to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s belt. It appears that it will be a while before he’ll have an opportunity to cash in on his position, however. read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Demetrious Johnson's most intriguing potential flyweight foe is on the shelf until sometime next year. John Dodson underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery on Wednesday, FOXSports.com reported. While surgery was a success for the Jackson's MMA fighter, he's going to be out at least 6-8 months before he can go all out in the gym again and could be out of action as long as a year. Dodson (16-6) has won seven of his past eight fights and is 5-1 in the UFC. His only loss during that span was to read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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John Dodson went under the knife to repair a torn meniscus as well as his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Wednesday, putting him out of action for at least six to eight months. read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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John Dodson’s title aspirations are on pause following surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Bummer. On the cusp of another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title fight against division kingpin Demetrious Johnson, John Dodson will now find himself on the sidelines for up to a year on the heels of a very unfortunate setback. "The Magician" told FOX Sports that he recently had to undergo ACL surgery to repair a blown knee, as well as a torn meniscus. A reoccurring problem that was aggravated during his most recent victory over John Moraga at UFC Fight Night 42. Dodson delive read news >>

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