Yair Rodriguez Buries Hatchet With ‘Warrior’ Jeremy Stephens

Yair Rodriguez appeared to be mortal enemies with Jeremy Stephens prior to their hastily arrange rematch at UFC On ESPN 6 this past weekend in Boston, but after emerging with a victory on the night it seems ‘El Pantera’ has now buried the hatchet with his opponent.

“I have a great team, there are plenty of words to express such gratitude, not only to my coaches but also to my friends and my family for always being with me,” Rodriguez wrote in a statement. “Despite all the bitterness that can become an experience, we always look for the positive side of things and improve as human beings.

“I had a pending account against a great rival, I knew it would be a hard test in my career but I feel grateful and blessed by God for the opportunity to win this victory.

“Focused and improving day by day, I am sure that I will reach the top in this world.

“I go with everything and everything but I do not go alone .. .


“My respects for this warrior who, despite all that happened before this fight at the end, showed respect and that this is only part of the “business” business.

“I only seek to face the best of the best in the division and I hope that the @ufc after 9 fights for them, within which 8 are victories, 7 bonuses for fights and performances of the night, give me the opportunity to fight Soon for a world title.”

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