John Dodson has been in the UFC since 2011, brought in as an explosive and exciting fighter destined for greatness, and while he never quite crested the hill in terms of wearing a championship belt, the truth is his only two losses in the Octagon have been against champ Demetrious Johnson.

Ain’t no shame in that.

What makes Dodson especially compelling his his propensity for banging. Yes, there will be strikes thrown. Yes, there will be damage taken. That’s just how the equation goes when he’s part of it.

On Saturday, Dodson is headlining UFC Fight Night 96 opposite John Lineker – a fellow little guy who tends to go off like a firework when lit. What’s going to happen when these two meet in the cage? Maybe this…