Dodson injury update: out 8-10 weeks with partial tears to MCL and ACL

UPDATE (12/5/13, 11:27pm ET)

John Dodson took to Instagram tonight to update his fans on the

injury that forced him out of UFC On FOX: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2

against fellow flyweight Scott Jorgensen.

“I have partial tears on my MCL and ACL. Don’t worry, I’m only

going to be gone 8 to 10 weeks,” reported an upbeat Dodson.

Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson has been

forced out of his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX: Johnson vs.

Benavidez 2 after suffering an injury in training just over a week

out from his scheduled bout against Scott Jorgensen.

UFC officials confirmed the news on Tuesday.

Dodson was returning to action after a Knockout of the Night

performance in his last bout where he bested UFC newcomer Darrell

Montague at UFC 166 in Houston.

His return at UFC on FOX was a chance for Dodson to get back

into the title race at 125 pounds, but now that plan has been

derailed for now as he will have to go back on the sidelines until

his injury heals.

According to sources close to Dodson’s camp it was a knee injury

that forced him out of the fight, but there’s no word yet on the

severity or how long he might be out of action.

Scott Jorgensen is now left without an opponent with 10 days

until the fight card takes place as UFC officials scramble to find

a replacement to step in and take the bout on short notice.