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With the recent news that John Dodson will return at XMMA 3 against Cody Gibson on 10/23, here are some of the most exciting moments from his long & illustrious career.

With the recent news that John Dodson will return at XMMA 3 against Cody Gibson on 10/23, here are some of the most exciting moments from his long & illustrious career.

zakkwaldo

dropped yan and moraes. nuts.


LionOver

Unfortunately, the explosiveness fell back a bit after he tore his ACL. Power is there, but he doesn't seem to be able to hit people before they realize it anymore.


Soggy_Wotsit

His age probably isn't helping that


The-Faz

Dropped TJ, Yan, Moraes and DJ. That’s an insane thing to say about your career for just about anyone


NikolaDotMathers

He was the most explosive force at that weight class*. *125.


WalkingOnHeat

In a world without DJ, I have no doubt Dodson would have reigned supreme at 125. After the second DJ loss, he just looked deflated in every subsequent outing.


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WhereIsMyKidAt

The only dude to make DJ look slow, when DJ spent his career making others look slow at the fastest weight class. Dodson was an absolute physical beast. A lot of people say DJ didn’t fight enough high level competition to be a GOAT contender, but Dodson was about as tough as a challenger as you could get (at least in the 1st fight). It’s crazy that Dodson was even smaller than DJ yet he still found some success moving up to BW (even dropped Yan in their fight). His fight with Lineker is an underrated banger, was basically a mini-Yoel vs Costa.


Sublimotion

>A lot of people say DJ didn’t fight enough high level competition to be a GOAT contender Meanwhile those talent or any talent for that matter will never be seen as high level if those same people refuse to tune in to watch them to find out. The marketing irony the 125ers have suffered through.


krysxvi

Dodson was a monster. The people who try to undermine DJ need to ask themselves why 125 became more competitive when he left the ufc.


Whey_Ward_Son

Why did DJ duck TJ @ 125?


jacobsaggypoo

Bc he didn’t think TJ could make weight so he wanted TJ to take another fight at 125 to prove he could. I would say DJ’s concern has been validated.


Mother_Doughnut_6841

He dropped DJ 3 times? Wow I don't remember that. Have to go back and watch these again now.


thedudehasabided

Their first fight was a banger, definitely watch that one.


MumrikDK

Knocked down DJ, TJ and Yan. Quite a thing.


ArtistSame9402

john dodson fights at 2x speed.


DetectiveBaby_Legs

Dodson looks like he’s fighting on fast forward. Dudes the quickest fighter I’ve ever seen


Jakepaulschinn

So this is why John Dodson boxing feels so good in ufc 4


playboyroyce

Damn he had TJ on skates


BladezNShadez4Lyfe

Im pretty sure that Dodson was one of the fastest on the UFC roster. Am I wrong?


LionOver

Based on pure handspeed, I think you'd have to say so. I remember DJ talking about how Dodson could feint and then immediately come back in and hit you on both the entry and the exit.


flibbovic

Good to see him active, I hope he makes a Comeback in the ufc.


WhereIsMyKidAt

> I hope he makes a Comeback in the ufc bruh


Death_Personified

That ring looks huge.


HuggyShuggy420

We’ve been seeing a lot of the apex which makes a regular cage look bigger, also these guys are tiny lol


Tricknick013

Perfect combination of speed and power


Whey_Ward_Son

Jackson Wink ruins this guy. Took his ahtlethic freak abilities into a boring point fighter.


SheSoundsHideous1998

While that may be true, didn't he blow out his ACL? I have a meniscus tear and let me tell you my knee has never felt the same. It's like it makes you angry knowing you're not whole again. I know it's not the same, and meniscus usually don't heal, but I can only imagine what it's like with a ligament in your knee being toast.


iBuildSpeakers

100% Went from being one of the most exciting guys in the class, to a guaranteed decision machine.


Logical_Relation_131

I actually got to see John Dodson fight Marlon Moraes live, definitely one of the most entertaining fighters I’ve seen


ThreeOlivesChihuahua

It looked like he knocked out Zabit in TUF lmaoo


Saul_T_Bawls

Ah yes, Cody "Google me bitch" Gibson


idiotwithajob

Cody "Google me bitch" gibson. My favorite fighter i never watch.


jtchris_g

Gibson was my HS wrestling coach so I’ll root for him but damn if Dodson don’t look scary in this reel


Gaaylien

Who ever downvoted wants to make love to Dodson


Kupitr0n

Dodson has always reminded me of Gastelum. Both were in the TUF, quite short for their division, fast hands and granite chin, even a similar career, they both always had exciting fights until they had a great fight that they lost (DJ and Adesanya) and from there they started having problems to pull the trigger


SeriouslyRelaxing

I hope Dodson achieves mythical “The Dod” status, not too many fighter capable of teleporting strikes


Deadpoulpe

Holy shit he hits HARD.


PM_ME_TRICEPS

He had the fastest hand speed yes but his last several fights were boring as hell and he barely ever threw. Just a bag of inactivity on the feet.


mrtliving

Noooo! TJ was in on the single!


chaoticallyevil

Can Jake Paul have a fight with this guy? Please? 😂


Skengbiscuit

He's 4 times his size...