• After lengthy layoff, Yair Rodriguez outlines what he's changing - and what never will

    11 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    DENVER - It doesn't seem that long ago that Yair Rodriguez was one of the UFC's brightest rising stars - or when he was cut by the promotion .
    But after a tumultuous period that “El Pantera” insists is firmly in his rearview mirror, Rodriguez said the past 18 months that he spent on the sidelines - first dealing with a rocky relationship with his bosses, and then with injury - gave him a brand new lease on life.
    Rodriguez meets Chan Sung Jung in the main event of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 139 card at Pepsi Center in Denver, and it's hard not to see a refreshed look in his eyes in the days...
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