Dodson: ‘I Had Too Much Respect For Johnson In First Fight’


UFC flyweight John Dodson will get another crack at champ Demetrious Johnson tonight at UFC 191. The two will meet in a rematch of a fight that went the distance and saw Johnson getting knocked down multiple times by Dodson’s punches.

Still, Dodson wasn’t able to get the finish and ended up losing a decision.

Looking back at the first fight Dodson says one thing does stand out to him:

“(What stands out to me is) me not punching him in the face when he hits the ground.”

“Everyone saw me with a vicious intent, my killer instinct, when I knocked down T.J. Dillashaw, Darrell Montague, and everyone else who I put down. I didn’t show that same type of intensity or that level of killer instinct against Demetrious Johnson. I showed way too much respect in that fight, and now in this one coming up, I’m going to make sure that, well, I see Demetrious just as another fighter and not a champion.”

They will go at it again tonight, with the main card starting at 10PM ET, live on PPV.

Who wins the rematch?

[source: MMAFighting]

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