“Since he’s a southpaw, his left hand is going to be his prime weapon, but he has a lot of weapons," Johnson said. "He has great knees, great kicks and a lot of other great stuff that he probably hasn’t displayed yet.”
Johnson fights Dodson on Jan. 26 at the UFC on FOX 6 card in Chicago.
“John Dodson’s a great challenger," Johnson said. "I’m looking forward to what he brings to the table in this fight, and we’re going to be prepared to fight whatever John Dodson shows up, whether it’s the predator one or the one that wants to run on the bicycle or whatever. I think he’s a great athlete, a great fighter and we’re just looking forward to taking it to him.”
Johnson said he's happy to live a simple life and not let his ego get too big just because he's a UFC champion.
“I don’t try to get my mind wrapped up in this. ‘Oh man, I’m the champ,’ and all that stuff, and ‘I’m going to go out and get some money and get alcohol.’ That’s just not who I am," Johnson said. "I’m a simple guy that just likes to train and go home and get ready for the next one. Regardless of what happens in this fight against John Dodson, nothing’s going to change. I’m going to go home and get ready for the next fight and get after whoever’s next.”
Johnson is excited for the huge platform that a FOX fight brings.
"I’m just going to go out there and fight and do my thing," Johnson said. "Just because people don’t care about it or don’t want to watch it does not change how I view my fights or how I train for my fights. It does not bother me one bit. I’m very excited to fight on Fox, on a huge platform.”