John Dodson is already in search of his next fight, having just captured The Ultimate Fighter 14 bantamweight title a few days ago. Following his victory over T.J. Dillashaw, Dodson told UFC.com he wants back in the Octagon this year.
“Dana White, put me in there (December 30 at UFC 141). I’m down to go. I’m ready,” Dodson said. “You saw (a) fast fight (Saturday night). I’m ready to go again. Come on, Dana. Put me in there, please.”
Dodson, who trains with Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico, landed a stiff blow to the head of Dillashaw that rocked him. Dodson followed up with a series of punches before the referee stepped in and called the fight in the first round.
“(I thought) ‘Am I really The Ultimate Fighter? Is this happening?'” Dodson said. “I started pinching myself. I said, ‘John, just do a backflip (off the Octagon). If it hits, and you don’t wake up, you’re okay.”
The 27-year-old is now 12-5 in his career, and has won his last three bouts. He owns five knockout victories to his credit and a pair of submission triumphs.
For complete results from The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, click here.