Demetrious Johnson may be one of the planet’s best fighters, and continues to dominate the UFC’s flyweight division, but not everyone’s on board with “Mighty Mouse” as champ.
The ridiculously talented fighter continues to take heat for not being a trash talker, and according to the critics, Johnson’s a key reason why the flyweight division isn’t drawing big ratings. That said, there are also plenty of people, like Dana White, who believe more fans will come around to Johnson and the 125’ers over time.
Well, one man who wants to make a change at the top is Johnson’s rival, John Dodson, who was decisioned by the champ in 2013. Recently the heavy handed flyweight appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and here is some of what Dodson had to say about Johnson (quotes via MMA Fighting.com):
“We always thought it was going to be Ian McCall, but Ian McCall hasn’t been able to perform the way that he wants to. So I guess I can step up and say that I am the savior of the flyweight division,” Dodson said. “If everybody wants to have a last hope for [the division], it’d be me.”
Saviour huh? It would be interesting to hear Johnson’s take on that.
Up next, Dodson will take on Zach Makovsky at UFC 187 on May 23rd, which is a pivotal bout at 125.
Dodson is returning from knee surgery and hasn’t fought since last June, when he stopped John Moraga. The Jackson-Wink MMA fighter remains the #1 ranked contender,
Makovsky, meanwhile, is sitting at #8 and has gone 3-1 now since he arrived in the UFC in 2013.