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UFC Quick Quote: John Dodson is best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, will knockout Conor McGregor

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"I thought I was going to fight D.J. for this fight. I was hopeful. I was ecstatic. I wanted to go ahead and crush Demetrious Johnson. But they had to put someone else in front of me, so D.J. catches a little break right quick. He gets to take a little break and see the destruction that's waiting for him... That's my title. He doesn't deserve to be the champion right now. I am. I deserve to be king of the flyweight division. Not only that, I should be No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter or even No. 1 pound-for-pound in the world. I think I'm the fastest guy and I think I'm the strongest guy at 125. I can knock out anybody at 125 (pounds), 135 -- and if Conor McGregor thinks he's so bad, I'll take him out, too."

Not long after TJ Dillashaw claimed he could move up to featherweight and stop 145-pound No. 1 contender Conor McGregor, flyweight "Magician" John Dodson (via MMA Junkie) one-upped him by insisting he could jump not one, but two weight classes and accomplish the same feat. Of course, reigning featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo will have first crack at the Irish nut in the UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) main event in July, while Dillashaw and Dodson handle business in their own weight classes (more on those respective fights here and here). Perhaps all the talk about whooping McGregor proves just how "Notorious" the featherweight phenom has become, and a win over "Junior" will likely make him one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world -- though I'm sure he would be at least two or three spots below Dodson, according to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 champ.

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