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Morning Report: John Dodson upset over fans blaming his loss to Demetrious Johnson on newborn daughter

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Just prior to his title bout against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 191, John Dodson and his girlfriend welcomed a newborn daughter into the world.

Johnson had arrived in Las Vegas for fight week when he received the call he needed to catch a flight right back to Albuquerque for the birth. Dodson spent the night in the hospital alongside his family before heading back to finish cutting weight.

Instead of enjoying his time with family, Dodson says he's receiving flak from fans blaming the unanimous decision loss on his newborn and his mother.

"Everyone I lost the fight cuz I didn't fight to my full potential," Dodson wrote on Facebook. "It's something I have to live with for the rest of my life and y'all can bad mouth me all you want but do me a favor please keep my mom and my newborn daughter outta y'all mouth."

On Sept. 4, the Friday night before his fight, Dodson posted an image celebrating his mother's birthday at a restaurant in Las Vegas.

Celebrating my mom's birthday. Happy birthday Mom!

Posted by John "Magician" Dodson on Friday, September 4, 2015

"They didn't do anything to deserve your hatred," Dodson continued. "I do and I take responsibility for it. Thank you I appreciate your hate towards me losing. Have a nice day."

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Camping.

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Congrats.

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Thanks, dad.

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Ouch.

Sorry to all my friends and fans out there. I'm not making any excuses; It was a tough, hard fight. Unfortunately, early in the 2nd round, I blew my knee and it changed my game plan and what I could do. I faught for the next 6 minutes like this. I'm taking nothing away from Paige and have a lot of respect for her.Thank you to everyone who has been with me on my journey, my sponsors, American Top Team, Northside Pure Boxing, LRP Performance, and the @ufc @danawhiteufc @seanshelby for the opportunity. I'm looking forward to healing up, begin training for my next fight, and continue doing what I love.


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Beef.

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Get well soon.

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In the movies.

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Dang.

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