Two-time title contender and The Top Fighter 14 winner John Dodson has been produced from the UFC.
Resources close to the bantamweight and flyweight veteran verified the news to MMA Combating on Friday. Dodson’s supervisor Ricky Kottenstette issued a assertion just after news of Dodson’s release was confirmed.
“We are energized to see what other provides are out there for John,” Kottenstette explained. “John is 100 p.c committed to his combat occupation and he’s not diminished in his skill set in any respect.
“John has fought the absolute very best in the earth in two fat classes and he’s nevertheless extra than prepared facial area elite opposition. We look ahead to conversing to any and all promotions to obtain John the best house for his long term.”
Dodson’s exit from the UFC will come just after he invested virtually an full 10 years with the advertising pursuing his earn on TUF in 2011. Dodson went undefeated on the realitys how just before capping off the time with a knockout of future bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Immediately after competing on the reality collection at bantamweight, Dodson dropped down to 125 lbs . where he went 2- to gain a shot at flyweight winner Demetrious Johnson in January 2013. “The Magician” gave Johnson an extremely tough struggle but in the end missing a final decision just after 5 rounds. Dodson acquired his way to a rematch at UFC 191, but arrived up quick towards Johnson a second time.
Next the next fight with Johnson, Dodson made the decision to go up to bantamweight wherever he remained a stalwart of the major-15 rankings when picking up extraordinary wins in excess of Pedro Munhoz, Eddie Wineland and a TKO victory from highly touted prospect Nathaniel Wood.
Dodson fell to Merab Dvalishvili by determination in his most recent outing, which precipitated his UFC launch.
Now the 33-fight veteran seeks a new house with his supervisor telling MMA Combating that he plans to converse to multiple promotions to make your mind up on the finest feasible landing place for his customer.