UFC Mexico City: Jeremy Stephens Outlines How he Plans to “Embarrass” Yair Rodriguez
By FCF Staff
Yair Rodriguez reminded the MMA world of his dangerous and dazzling striking in his last outing. But, Jeremy Stephens is promising to “embarrass” and punish the featherweight in their fight at UFC Mexico City.
Rodriguez (11-2) will be competing for the first time since last December, when he knocked Chan Sung Jung out with a ducking elbow, with one second left in their epic fight. Stephens (28-16), meanwhile, is coming off a decision loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov in March.
In advance of this Saturday’s bout, Stephens had this to say about Rodriguez, while talking to the media (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“He’s a kid,” Stephens said. “He’s a chamaco and I’m a man. I fight like a man. I don’t run. I’m here to whoop his ass. I’m here to embarrass him and outpoint him every single step of the way.”
“Yair can’t (expletive) wrestle for (expletive),” Stephens said. “He’s in trouble. I’m going to slam him on his head and cut him open. He thinks Frankie Edgar swole his eye? Wait until I cut him open.”
“…What the (expletive) are you going to show me that’s new? I just fought a guy who’s just like you that’s better than you that you were afraid to fight.”
As Saturday’s fight approaches, Stephens is ranked #8 in the UFC’s 145 division and Rodriguez is #7.