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#1 Jolldan

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:56 AM

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We haven’t seen Yair Rodriguez since his lost to Frankie Edgar in the second round in May of last year at UFC 211. After stacking up six-fight win streak — eight if you count his non-UFC wins before signing — suddenly it was back to the drawing board for the hyped prospect. It is a place that Edgar has put many hopeful contenders, what they do once they are sent back there makes a difference in their careers. It seems like Yair Rodriguez is making all the right moves, figuratively and literally.

 

“I’ve been analyzing myself and have come to realizations on what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. I went back home to Mexico, where my family opened a business less than six months ago. I’ve been building some apartment buildings there. I’m just taking some time for myself, and that’s why you haven’t seen me. I just fought Frankie Edgar, who is next to fight for the title. That means something. I was on a six-fight win streak before that. I want to be the f-cking best, and I will show it. I am confident. People around me, who have seen me train, they will tell you. I’m not a f-cking joke.”

 

“People may say I took the Frankie fight too soon — I’m 25 years old and been in martial arts for 20 of those. I know what I’m talking about. Of course, Frankie Edgar’s experience was a factor in that fight, but I have to be ready. If I’m fighting at the top, I have to be ready. I’m not going to make excuses. I couldn’t handle the pressure. It exploded. I was being really hard on myself. I was becoming crazy, honestly. It was weird stuff. I wasn’t listening to my coaches. I was getting mad at training. I thought I was right about certain stuff. I think during the process of growing and becoming a star, you just stop trusting a lot of people. I started putting myself in a bubble and it really affected me. That’s why I wanted to take time and refocus.” Yair Rodriguez speaking to ESPN.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:34 AM

Dude sucks.  Little Frank at age 50 would still stomp him.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:35 AM

Dude sucks.  Little Frank at age 50 would still stomp him.

Lil Frank stomps everyone in the FW division at the moment 


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:41 AM

They need to get rid of the women and have children wrestling matches.  I've seen Little Frank's boy stomp Chris Weidman's but he was older/smaller.  DC's kid took Stipe down with ease Daniel finna decision the chit out of that white boy.  +165 and climbing straight, it's worth a buck.  If that line swings any further... go DEEP.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:42 AM

Lil Frank stomps everyone in the FW division at the moment 

 

There's a distinction.  It's LITTLE FRANK.  He's an American.  We already got a Lil Heathen.  Brazil has Lil Nog's and chit.

 

Get it right, son.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:46 AM

Dooho Choi would be a fun match up for Yair and a fight I'd definitely time in to see.

Both guys are coming off a loss and are at a similar standing in the rankings. Both guys are Boxing/Taekwondo.

Make it happen uncle Dana.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:15 AM

Yair believed and still believes too much on his own hype.

 

Yes, he is a good fighter but crumbled on his first real test (Frankie).

 

Im still not sure about him tbh 


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:01 AM

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Little Frank lumped that idiot.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:02 AM

Speaking of Little Frank, for some inexplicable reason, the combo of Little Frank and Cyborg is like -135.

That is about as free as money gets, folks.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

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I really enjoyed that beatdown.

 

I recall Yair coming kind 'hot' on that fight acting like he was the new big thing because he beat BJ Penn (lol).

 

It was a classic wake up call .. kid got soned 


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:50 PM

Hmmm.

He beat a few staples in Rosa, Fili and hooker. He also beat Penn and Caceras.

In all fairness that's a pretty good run for someone that's only other showing in the UFC was on the the tuf finale.

The kid has a lot of style and is very entertaining to watch. He has flair, takes risks and fight with heart. He's won 4 bonuses out of 6 of his showings.

He gained a lot of support from members of this forum I well remember.

He's young and the quick rise of success went to his head, it seems to me that he is admitting as much in the op.

He took one loss to one of the best to ply his trade in the octagon, so what?

Give the guy a break.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

Frankie was the worst matchup in the division for him. Yair's 2 problems are his wrestling and boxing, Frank is the GOAT at both of them


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

Hmmm.

He beat a few staples in Rosa, Fili and hooker. He also beat Penn and Caceras.

In all fairness that's a pretty good run for someone that's only other showing in the UFC was on the the tuf finale.

The kid has a lot of style and is very entertaining to watch. He has flair, takes risks and fight with heart. He's won 4 bonuses out of 6 of his showings.

He gained a lot of support from members of this forum I well remember.

He's young and the quick rise of success went to his head, it seems to me that he is admitting as much in the op.

He took one loss to one of the best to ply his trade in the octagon, so what?

Give the guy a break.

I beg to differ, m8.

 

The was nothing wrong with a 'loss' against Edgar, I totally agree with you ... problem is that he took a beatdown and the fight wasnt even close!

 

What I mean is that I personally wonder if Yair is actually one of those guys that look great against cans and/or going downhill guys.

 

Obviously, I think he is talented but he needs to show more than just the accomplishments you mentioned.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

He got destroyed by a midget, there's no coming back from that


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:05 PM

I beg to differ, m8.

The was nothing wrong with a 'loss' against Edgar, I totally agree with you ... problem is that he took a beatdown and the fight wasnt even close!

What I mean is that I personally wonder if Yair is actually one of those guys that look great against cans and/or going downhill guys.

Obviously, I think he is talented but he needs to show more than just the accomplishments you mentioned.

He's a young guy starting out on his career. He has 2 losses on his record, one of them an extremely accomplished veteran.

Hooker, fili and Rosa are the kind of level he should be looking good against. Frankie was waaaaaay too big a step up and speaks more about matchmaking then Yair's skill. Rosa and Hooker have both finished all but one if their wins by stoppage. You might call them cans but I find that disrespectful tbh.

Matching him up against Edgar was as premature as matching hardy up against gsp.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:52 PM

Frankie was the worst matchup in the division for him. Yair's 2 problems are his wrestling and boxing, Frank is the GOAT at both of them

 

So alls we have to fix are his standup and ground game? He should be the champ in no time.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:11 PM

So alls we have to fix are his standup and ground game? He should be the champ in no time.

 

His kicks are fine he just has Pettis hands, his jiu jitsu is also okay but he has Pettis wrestling


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:11 PM

His kicks are fine he just has Pettis hands, his jiu jitsu is also okay but he has Pettis wrestling

 

So basically he's Pettis


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