It looks like the highly anticipated rematch between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson will have to wait. Dodson revealed to FOX Sports on Thursday that he will be out of action for around eight months due to a torn ACL.
“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),” revealed Dodson earlier today.
Dodson continued, “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.”
Regarding the proposed rematch with champion Demetrious Johnson, Dodson had some strong words. “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.”
As far as his return is concerned, Dodson explained, “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.”