UFC 174: Dana White Heaps Praise on Demetrious Johnson, Says John Dodson Rematch “Makes the Most Sense”
By FCF Staff
Demetrious Johnson wasn’t able to deliver his third, consecutive stoppage win at UFC 174, but the flyweight champ was impressive nonetheless.
The dynamic fighter worked his was to a clear cut, unanimous decision win over Ali Bagautinov Saturday night, and UFC President Dana White heaped praise on Johnson afterwards (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“The kid is unbelievable, there’s not a thing he can’t do. He’s always impressive,” White said on the post-fight, FOX Sports 1 show. “A Dodson rematch makes the most sense. I’m not saying that’s the next fight for him, but I like that fight.”
Johnson, who scored a UD win over Dodson in January, 20103, was also asked about who he’d like to fight next. The 27 year-old relayed:
“It doesn’t matter who I fight next. There isn’t a guy in the division who has a win over me. When everyone in the division has a loss by me, it’ll be cleaned out. That hasn’t happened yet.”
Since he was decisioned by Johnson, Dodson has earned wins over Darrell Montague and most recently John Moraga.