John Dodson remains a force to be reckoned with.
Dodson Has Still Got It
Following a dominant decision win over Cisco Rivera back in April, ‘The Magician’ made some more magic happen in his BKFC debut last weekend. With the gloves off, Dodson absolutely blitzed Ryan Benoit in the first round. After two knockdowns, the fight was called off and Dodson would get his hand raised.
The 37 year-old just showed the world that this former UFC title challenger hasn’t lost a step.
“I told you I was sacrificing these hands nonstop to go ahead and get that victory, and I made sure I stayed true to my promise,” Dodson told MMA Underground. “I went out there and I wasn’t a liar, and everyone kept on sitting there going, ‘Well, I don’t know if Dodson still got it,’ and I showed on Saturday night that I did.
“I went out there with a very tough opponent who’s seasoned, who’s well-versed in pretty much taking abuse, but as he stepped into the squared circle with me, he realized that I was a different breed, different animal, and I showcased why I’m still one of the most violent individuals in the world – not just BKFC, not just UFC, just in the world.”
Dodson Wants To Make Waves
That’s now two wins in a row, in two different combat sports for Dodson. Whether it be with the gloves on or off, Dodson is hoping he gets another fight before the end of the year. He might not be a surfer, but the UFC veteran wants to make some ‘tsunami’ waves in the fight game.
“Hopefully I can fight before the end of this year. I want to fight either BKFC, MMA – anybody who’s chomping at the bit, who just saw me perform like I just did. Everybody pretty much realizes the value, of what I still got.
“I’m still in my prime,” Dodson added. “I’m still sitting there doing my thing, and I’m making sure I can make waves from here on out. Like, not just little, tiny waves. I’m talking about big old tsunami waves that everybody wants to surf. I’m that dude.”
Dodson has been that dude. Before leaving the UFC, the ‘TUF’ winner beat the likes of TJ Dillashaw, Pedro Munhoz and Jussier Formiga in his tenure.