Top ranked Flyweight, John Dodson has reportedly torn his ACL and has already had surgery on it.
“I’m looking at six to eight months of me actually being out before I can start going back in the gym and going hard and stuff. About a year (before a fight),” Dodson told FOX Sports on Thursday.
“I ended up tearing my ACL and my MCL before the Scott Jorgensen fight and then when I was getting ready for this fight against John Moraga, I didn’t know it was going to be too much of a problem but then when I threw that first kick, I felt my knee pop when I threw that first kick in that first round and that’s when I felt it go out,” Dodson explained.
John Dodson (15-6) Has seven knockouts, two submissions and six decision victories, while he has never been knocked out, but lost by decision six times.
“I didn’t think too much of it because my knee didn’t swell up or anything. I thought it was just another little sprain on it.”
“That means I can go out there and do what I wanted to do in the first place — destroy Demetrious Johnson and that’s what the game plan was. He can go ahead and take his little time off and be okay being a loser. He didn’t want to fight me now he doesn’t have to fight me,” Dodson said.
Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a two fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut through the Ultimate Fighter and beat now UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw via TKO at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Dec / 03 / 2011.
“I’m trying to get ready for all my future endeavors and game plan on what I’m going to do to people when I come back.”
He beat Tim Elliott via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 3 – Diaz vs. Miller on May / 05 / 2012 and then Jussier da Silva via TKO at UFC on FX 5 – Browne vs. Bigfoot on Oct / 05 / 2012. He lost to Demetrious Johnson in their title fight at where he lost via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 6 – Johnson vs. Dodson on Jan / 26 / 2013.
In his last fight, John Dodson def. John Moraga via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00 on June 7th.
He will return sometime in 2015, hope for a speedy return.