Dodson out for possibly a year following ACL tear/surgery
John Dodson was hoping to have another shot at Demetrious Johnson's flyweight title, but unfortunately an ACL injury and surgery will keep him on the shelf:
Dodson underwent ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery on Wednesday to repair damage to his knee as well as a torn meniscus and the top contender at 125-pounds is expected to be on the shelf for at least the next six to eight months with his next fight likely scheduled about a year from now.
“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),” Dodson told FOX Sports on Thursday.