We all know that John Dodson doesn't lack any confidence ... at all.
After all, he is the self-proclaimed fastest Flyweight in the sport and has the power to knockout heavier guys, Conor McGregor included. So, that pretty much means his upcoming fight against Zach Makovsky -- which is set to pop off at UFC 187 on May 23, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada -- is going to be a walk in the park, right?
"Fun Size" isn't about to lay down for any man even though he comes in as a huge underdog for his bout against "The Magician." But, none of that bothers Makovsky because he carries around his own bag of confidence, which includes believing he has a more well-rounded mixed martial arts (MMA) game than Dodson.
Check out his comments to FOX Sports:
"No, it doesn't bother me. I understand it. He definitely gave DJ his toughest fight and before he got injured, he was supposed to fight for the title, again. The division is in need of title challengers. It doesn't really bother me. Talk is talk. We have to fight to figure out who will take the next step forward. I've been training hard to win the fight. Dodson has a lot of very good athletic qualities. He is very fast. He has big power in his hands. He is good at controlling distance. But, he kind of fights the same way over and over. He doesn't use everything you can use in an MMA fight. What he does, he does extremely well, but I have more tools, overall. I have the larger skill set."
Makovsky, a former Bellator champion, has only tasted defeat once inside the Octagon, coming up short on the judges' scorecards against Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 47 last year.
In fact, Makovsky has won five of his last six, so a win over Dodson probably won't come as a huge surprise to some.
Especially not to "Fun Size."