Perennial UFC flyweight championship contender John Dodson underwent a crazy series of events in the hours leading up to UFC 191. Just days before his title shot with Demetrious Johnson, his girlfriend went into labor and Dodson flew home immediately to be there with her and help her through the process. He boarded a flight from Las Vegas to New Mexico and posted the following image on Instagram:
Sooooooo. I gotta go back to ABQ cuz @chelily33 is in labor and baby Delilah is being born!
It wasn’t long before Dodson posted the following update on Twitter:
She's here! At 245 am Delilah sees me
— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) September 1, 2015
Despite having to leave his girlfriend and newborn baby girl, Dodson’s eyes were 100% on the prize walking into his title fight with “Mighty Mouse” at UFC 191. Dodson would come up short for the second time, though, as Johnson defeated him in another twenty-five minute clinic. Even in defeat Dodson flew back home with a smile on his face as he knew he would be spending priceless time with his new family.
The powers that be at UFC offices were grateful for Dodson fighting on the card and wanted to congratulate his family on his baby the only way UFC can— spending lots of money on her! They sent a bit of a care package to the Dodson home:
Do you think John Dodson can eventually beat “Mighty Mouse”, or is the champion simply on a different level than everybody else? Share your thoughts and make your predictions in the comment section below!