John Dodson Says He’s Got to Knock Out John Moraga at UFC Fight Night 43
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.03.2014
Dodson faces Moraga for a second time…
UFC flyweight fighter John Dodson recently discussed his upcoming fight against John Moraga set for UFC Fight Night 43, and also his thoughts on Demetrious Johnson. Dodson previously lost to Johnson by unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 6, and he was unable to capture Johnson's UFC flyweight title. Below are some highlights.
John Dodson on Demetrious Johnson's attitude toward him after their fight: "I was like, ‘Yo man, shoot, nice fight. Thanks for letting me fight you.' He goes, "Pssh, whatever. I know I won.' I was like, ‘All right, cool.' Then I talked to his wife, and she was like, ‘Oh, thanks.' She was the one who was nice to me, not him. I was like, all right. Cool…Any other time that we met, for (the UFC) Fight Expo, for fighter summits, [Johnson] was real nice to me. And then, all of a sudden, he had this attitude and this arrogance. I was like, ‘We just fought. I don't even care.' If he wanted to go get a drink, we could have done that, too. Apparently not."
Johnson on his upcoming fight against John Moraga: "I've got to knock this dude out, because if I beat him by decision, he's going to sit there and say, ‘Oh, it was because he was in his home town.' I've got to put an everlasting stamp that I beat that dude the first time, and I'm going to beat him again the second time."
Johnson on what he learned from his title fight against Johnson: "Everybody else that's gone against Demetrious, they always talk about how much power they have, or how much faster they're going to be than Demetrious. Well, I found out that I was more accurate than he was. When those shots landed, they hurt him. When everybody else threw shots at him, they maybe rocked him a little, but I actually just dropped him. I've got to make sure to keep that up and keep that type of mentality. If I can be accurate enough with my strikes, that's going to add that killer instinct."