Dodson out for possibly a year following ACL tear/surgery

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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.

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