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Yair “I Don’t Have a Girlfriend, All I Do is Train”


The UFC has long identified the Mexican American market as one it would love to lift from boxing, but that will take Mexican and Mexican-American stars. Extraordinary Mexican boxers include Ricardo Lopez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Salvador Sanchez, Juan Manuel Marquez, and that’s just fighters whose names end in e-z.

So the UFC is intent on finding Mexican stars.

On Saturday night Mexican UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez gets the opportunity to prove he is the next big thing. Yair is ranked #7 in the division and Saturday he faces #2 contender Frankie Edgar. With a win he gets a shot at the winner of champion Jose Aldo vs. Interim Champion Max Holloway. With a loss, he still the #7 contender.

That math is not lost on Edgar, who said Rodriguez is looking to build his name on Edgar’s rep. However, in a recent interview with TMZ, Yair took exception to that.

“I think he’s being kind of disrespectful,” said Rodriguez. “Because he says that I’m in a win-win situation. He says, ‘Alright if he wins he’s going to build his name up with my name.’

“I was thinking, ‘Who the f*** does this guy think he is?’ I don’t care. I’m not looking for his fame. I want my own s***. I want my own stuff.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.