Well, at least we can't ever accuse John Dodson of not reaching for the stars.
The shifty number one flyweight contender earned that status by knocking out former world ranked number one 125-pounder Jussier Da Silva at last night's (Oct. 5, 2012) UFC on FX 5: "Browne vs. Bigfoot" event at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The victory earned him a title shot against Demetrious Johnson. But his sights are set much higher than that.
As told to the FUEL TV post-fight show:
"Yes, that's still the goal. I want to get the 125, 135, and 145-pound titles. That's my number one plan to do in the sport."
That's a pretty tall order not because of the depth of talent in any of the divisions but because of the guys at the top holding the titles.
Flyweight: Demetrious Johnson
Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz
Featherweight: Jose Aldo
That's two fighters on most rankings publications top 10 pound-for-pound lists in Cruz and Aldo. Even assuming he's able to defeat Johnson when they battle sometime early next year, how is it he's going to go about jumping up in weight to take on two of the best in the world?
That's assuming UFC President Dana White would even be down for such a thing, which seems unlikely. He's likely more worried about establishing the flyweight division first.
Any Maniacs think Dodson could achieve his super ambitious goals?