John Dodson Says His “Heart Will be Broken” if UFC Run Ends
By FCF Staff
John Dodson fought out his UFC contract on Saturday night, and as the bantamweight enters free agency, he’s made it very clear he wants to return to the Octagon.
Dodson took on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 222 this past weekend, and worked his way to a close, decision win. The victory left Dodson’s UFC record at 9-4. While speaking to the media afterwards about his future, Dodson had this to say about his desire to resign with the UFC (quote via MMA Junkie):
“If the UFC cuts me, whatever,” Dodson said. “If the UFC brings me back, hell yeah. I’m going to go knock out anybody that’s going to be in my way. It doesn’t matter whether within the UFC or not. Or, I’ll put on an awesome performance, and hopefully, my nuts don’t get kicked in the next fight.”
“…Honestly, I don’t want to go anywhere else, because I love the UFC so much. If they don’t love me as much as I love them, then I’ll go somewhere else, and my heart will be broken. But this doesn’t mean that this is the last ride for me.”
The 33 year-old fighter made his way to the UFC via “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2011. Dodson won the TUF 14 season by stopping TJ Dillashaw in the finals.