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UFC's Dodson eases up on 'respect' for Johnson this time

One of the reasons John Dodson believes he didn't take Demetrious Johnson's Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight belt the first time they fought in 2013 is that he showed the champion too much respect. That shouldn't be a problem in the rematch Saturday in the main event of UFC 191 at the MGM Grand Garden.

Pregnant girlfriend uniquely 'inspires' UFC flyweight Dodson

The fact John Dodson's girlfriend was due to deliver the couple's first child just days after he is scheduled to fight Demetrious Johnson for the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 191 at the MGM Grand Garden could have served as a distraction for the challenger. Instead, Dodson saw the timing as nothing but a positive.