Yair Rodriguez Cut From UFC | Luke Thomas

Yair Rodriguez is no longer with the UFC. UFC President Dana White released him on Friday after, apparently, becoming frustrated with his lack of willingness to accept fights, time off and a tweet White seemed to take exception to. Rodriguez hadn’t fought since UFC 211 when he lost to Frankie Edgar, his only loss inside the organization. They wanted the Mexican featherweight to face Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 227, but Rodriguez, for whatever reason, didn’t appear interested.


  1. 1) Cutting Rodriguez further dismantles any legal case Leslie Smith has against the UFC for cutting her.
    2) Sends clear message to the rest of the troops to start falling in line (…look out Woodley, DJ, etc lol)
    3) Probably felt good to put a snot-nosed kid in his place (…after ego-documentary)

  2. I can't believe they actually cut him. But to be honest, all mma journos and fans loved that in the UFC top fighters fight each other, and that was refreshing from boxing, now we are happy that it's turning into the boxing model ? I understand that fighters can demand more more or whatever but in the past year fighters have been turning down fights left and right and the entire welterweight division was waiting for anybody to accept a fight. The UFC and Dana are trying to send a message and make an example out of him !

  3. Must be something more going on than just what we can see. UFC had big plans for him just a year ago. And they generally don't release young fighters that are talented and marketable.

  4. Conor does as he pleases and ducks fights for 2 years and they chop this kid? Pathetic

  5. Now he should go find Dana White run up to his car throw doli straight through his window and then he'll be back in the UFC….???????

  6. Wow… the UFC and Dana White are such a 2-faced, backstabbing P.O.S. Company… UFC are just like parasites feeding off of the fighter's bloodline, then they quickly move on to the next body and suck them dry.

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