Too Bad! Dana White says Demetrious Johnson will likely face John Dodson next, whether he likes it or not

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Sorry, "Mighty Mouse," but it looks like you're going to have to grant John Dodson a rematch, whether you want to or not.

John Dodson wants a rematch against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but "Mighty Mouse" isn't interested at the moment, preferring to take on new challengers.

But Johnson will likely have no other choice than to grant Dodson -- the man he labeled a "fool" for his mic skills (or lack thereof) -- another title fight.

That's according to UFC President Dana White, who told UFC's "The Download" that the rematch will be one of the "premiere match-ups" of 2014, whether "DJ" wants to take part in willingly or not.

His words:

"He (Johnson) looked amazing and he looks better every time he fights. He's a guy that's building a division. He's building that division for us. I love the Johnson-Dodson fight. Too bad if Demetrious doesn't like that fight, that's the fight he's probably looking at. No doubt about it, that is (potentially) one of the premier match-ups in the UFC this year."

Johnson defended his 125-pound title for the fourth time this past weekend (Sat., June 17, 2014) at UFC 174 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by defeating Ali Bagautinov via unanimous decision (video).

Dodson, meanwhile, put a stamp on his No. 1 ranking by blasting John Moraga's nose at UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque, New Mexico a few weeks ago.

"Mighty Mouse" defeated Dodson at UFC on FX 6 in 2013, defending his UFC 125-pound champion for the first time by outpointing "The Magician" on the judges scorecards in a very entertaining fight.

But according to Dodson, the rematch will have a drastically different outcome, one that will see Johnson "go to sleep."

Looks like he'll get his chance to prove it.

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