Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) heard the critics and fans booing in his last fight, but continues that his performance and that of his fellow flyweights is better than fighters who are nearly double his weight.
“It does upset me because of the fact they don’t understand it,” said Dodson to The New York Post. “People think it’s all about the heavyweights. Just look at boxing. The more exciting fights are what? The lighter weight classes.”
Johnson reigns as the first and current UFC flyweight champion after winning a four person tournament in 2012. He makes his first title defense against John Dodson (14-5) when the two return to free TV on FOX.
Johnson is 4-1 since he joined the UFC, with that sole defeat being to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. He has since made the drop to flyweight, where he has not been stopped. Dodson is 3-0 for the UFC and comes into the fight winning his last five. Both men are coming off a pair of wins in 2012.
The flyweight title headlines UFC on FOX 6 for the first time in the promotion’s history. That happens January 26 in Chicago, IL from the United Center.