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Dana White disagrees with Aldo's rank as the UFC's pound-for-pound best
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DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON CONTINUED his dominance of the UFC’s flyweight division with a comfortable unanimous-decision win against John Dodson last night.

In a rematch of their 2013 bout — which Johnson (23-2-1) also won via decision — the only 125lbs champion in the organisation’s history overcame Dodson (17-7) in the main event at UFC 191 in Las Vegas on scores of 50-45, 49-46, 49-46.

The win saw Johnson defend his title successfully for the seventh consecutive time, and afterwards UFC president Dana White expressed his agreement with the assessment of commentator Joe Rogan, who believes that ‘Mighty Mouse’ is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC today.

According to the official rankings — which are compiled by a panel of media members — that number one spot is currently filled by reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo, with Johnson in third place behind middleweight title-holder Chris Weidman.

“This was the fight to make in this weight class and Dodson had the power, the speed, the experience and got destroyed; literally, he got shut down,” said Dana White on FOX Sports 2’s UFC 191 post-fight show.

“Joe Rogan is probably right. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is probably the pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the sport. He looked fantastic.

“The guy is an incredible fighter, he wanted this fight really bad and he went in and he imposed his will and he won every single round by a landslide.

CORRECTION UFC 191 Mixed Martial Arts Associated Press Demetrious Johnson is announced as the winner of last night's UFC 191 main event. Associated Press

“I know he’s probably disappointed that he didn’t get the finish because I know he really wanted to finish Dodson, but Dodson was the man. Dodson was the guy.

“This fight should have been a knockdown, drag-em-out war. It should have been a close fight and it wasn’t any of that.”

When it comes to Demetrious Johnson, the UFC is faced with similar problems to what the organisation encounters with Ronda Rousey — finding worthy challengers to a dominant champion. However, the UFC boss is defiant on that front.

White added: “There’s always a contender. We are working on something right now and when it happens you’ll agree.”

UFC 191 results

Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Anthony Johnson def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (punches) after 0:28 of round two
Corey Anderson def. Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 29-26)
Paige VanZant def. Alex Chambers via submission (armbar) after 1:01 of round three
Ross Pearson def. Paul Felder via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
John Lineker def. Francisco Rivera via submission (guillotine) after 2:08 of round one
Raquel Pennington def. Jessica Andrade via submission (rear-naked choke) after 4:58 of round two
Tiago Trator def. Clay Collard via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Joe Riggs def. Ron Stallings via DQ (illegal upkick) after 2:28 of round two
Joaquim Silva def. Nazareno Malegarie via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)

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