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Dodson is actually deceptively experienced and incredibly skilled.
Even though John Dodson is coming off a rough loss to Demetrious Johnson, he still finds himself right alongside the cream of the flyweight crop.
Make no mistake about the Greg Jackson protege: In spite of his youthful appearance, goofy demeanor and very recent rise to fame, courtesy of winning the bantamweight half of The Ultimate Fighter Season 14, John Dodson is one of the most refined fighters in the division, with a load of big fights to his name.
He has been fighting professionally since 2004, and has done a good job of it. En route to fighting Demetrious Johnson, Dodson beat out Tim Elliott and Jussier Formiga, and before joining TUF, he won a bout with John Moraga in the Dominican Republic. During this stretch, Dodson has established himself as, perhaps, the best finisher below 155 pounds in MMA.
The bout with Johnson was a major setback, but Dodson is still, and will likely remain, one of the best flyweights in MMA.