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UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby JM Barrie » May 11. 2018, 01:10

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The [s]@[/s]latimes has learned that Yair Rodriguez has been cut from by the UFC for refusing to take the Aug. 4 Staples Center PPV fight against Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Lance Pugmire‏Verified account @latimespugmire 20m20 minutes ago


Told by [s]@[/s]danawhite that if a fighter like Rodriguez turns down both Ricardo Lamas and Magomedsharipov, in what should have been a compelling battle, after taking a year off, he can take his act elsewhere.

Lance Pugmire‏Verified account @latimespugmire 20m20 minutes ago


The letter to Rodriguez informing him he's been cut has been sent out, [s]@[/s]latimes has been told.
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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby Kizzo » May 11. 2018, 01:32

Did Yair say why he turned it down?
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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby EmptyW » May 11. 2018, 10:13

I think there has to be more to it than just turning down fights. Yair is one of the biggest Latino draws, and has an exciting style for the casual fans. Hopefully Bellator picks him up and gives him some favorable match ups.

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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby JackHawk MMA » May 11. 2018, 18:25

Made an example of him... the UFC is trying to pull back the reigns on the fighters.
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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby Lukeo » May 12. 2018, 07:45

Yair over played his hand and Dana is a cunt. Bit of a shame because he was fun to watch. Oh well...

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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby Robert223 » May 12. 2018, 08:49

Lukeo wrote:Yair over played his hand and Dana is a cunt. Bit of a shame because he was fun to watch. Oh well...

If he improved his tdd to counter Frankie-level takedowns he’d be fighting for the belt sooner than later.
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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby therealweagle » May 12. 2018, 09:21

Robert223 wrote:
Lukeo wrote:Yair over played his hand and Dana is a cunt. Bit of a shame because he was fun to watch. Oh well...

If he improved his tdd to counter Frankie-level takedowns he’d be fighting for the belt sooner than later.

Yeah, if he was a better fighter he would be a better fighter. If he was a championship caliber fighter he would be fighting championships
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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby Robert223 » May 12. 2018, 09:27

therealweagle wrote:
Robert223 wrote:
Lukeo wrote:Yair over played his hand and Dana is a cunt. Bit of a shame because he was fun to watch. Oh well...

If he improved his tdd to counter Frankie-level takedowns he’d be fighting for the belt sooner than later.

Yeah, if he was a better fighter he would be a better fighter. If he was a championship caliber fighter he would be fighting championships
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True. :lol: His standup is already, his tdd isn’t.
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Re: UFC just cut Yair Rodriguez

Postby JackHawk MMA » May 12. 2018, 17:08

Robert223 wrote:
Lukeo wrote:Yair over played his hand and Dana is a cunt. Bit of a shame because he was fun to watch. Oh well...

If he improved his tdd to counter Frankie-level takedowns he’d be fighting for the belt sooner than later.

He should have taken the Ricardo Lamas fight.  Lamas is getting old and a bit chinny. He's also a wrestle boxer just like Edgar, just not as sharp with his boxing and not AS effective with his wrestling, but we would have been able to gauge Yair's progress against that style of fighter. 
The problem here was that Yair was ranked WAY too high for his skill level... he shouldn't have been in the top 15 yet.  There were no good options for him, the guys behind him like Zabit are far beyond him in well roundedness, the guys ahead of him are championship caliber... he has nobody to fight because he should be fighting no names while he builds his skill set. This is another case of the UFC bringing along a blue chip prospect too fast and killing their potential. 

Being cut may have been the best thing for his career... Bellator will definitely scoop him up since it seems they are trying to push into latin american markets... and they will give him the fights he needs.
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