Former UFC Flyweight number one contender, John Dodson (14-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC), has earned 3 of his 5 career octagon wins by form of knockout.
Dodson, who has been out of action since November with a knee injury, is hoping to raise his KO percentage to 67% by earning his fourth knockout in six tries when he returns to action, as he told Bleacher Report‘s Duane Finley in a recent interview:
“Whoever they put in front of me I’m going to put them to sleep. I’m hoping to get a fight in either May or June. I’m in the gym right now and I’m testing out my knee. I have to make sure I’m doing things right and come back right. I can’t just sit there — take those little ins and outs — and hope to just pop through this. Taking that route will only minimize my chances to have a long-standing career. Being out has sucked, but I want to make sure I’m in the best possible shape I can be in to come back and get the wins I need to earn a shot at the title. I want to knockout D.J. That sounds bad but I want to put him to sleep. Nothing against him, it’s just how I want to win the title.”
A rematch with Johnson shouldn’t be that hard to come by for Dodson, as the flyweight division is currently lacking a true #1 contender. Plus, Dodson gave “Mighty Mouse” arguably his toughest fight at 2013’s “UFC on FOX 6” event, knocking the champ down on two separate occasions. Hopefully John can get his knee healthy and return on his quest to once again vie for UFC flyweight gold.