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Archives (Video) Jeremy Stephens Shoves Yair Rodriguez In Hotel

In case you didn't know, Jeremy Stephens has been out here handing out #PrimalPushes for years. We've got the receipts right here in our archives. Tonight, Stephens will be looking to do a lot more than pushing when he steps into the Octagon against Mateusz tonight at UFC Vegas...

Giga Chikadze Blasts Rodriguez, FW Top 10, & The UFC Rankings System

You could say that Giga Chikadze is just a tiny bit miffed at his UFC featherweight peers. You could say that, but it would be more accurate to say that he has reached peak frustration at his inability to land an opponent inside the top 10. After winning his eighth...

Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises Promoted To July 17 Main Event

The July 17 UFC Fight Night officially has a new main event, with the scheduled bout between Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises being promoted to the card's main event. After it was revealed last week that Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from the July 17 UFC Fight Night main...

Giga Chikadze Claims Yair Rodriguez Holding Up New July 17 Main Event

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze claims he has been offered to replace Max Holloway in the July 17 UFC Fight Night main event against Yair Rodriguez but that his would-be opponent is proving the “rumors” about him to be true. Earlier this week, it was reported that Max Holloway had to...

BREAKING: Max Holloway Out Of July 17 Main Event Against Yair Rodriguez

Max Holloway will not be fighting Yair Rodriguez on July 17. According to ESPN Deportes, Holloway is out of the main event due to suffering an injury in camp. It's uncertain what the injury is or how severe it is. The hope is the UFC will find a replacement to...

Barboza Wants Kattar Next, Willing To Backup Holloway/Rodriguez

UFC featherweight Edson Barboza is on the hunt for his next opponent and has named Calvin Kattar as his top priority. The Brazilian is officially 2-1 in the 145-pound division, having moved down a weight class following back-to-back losses against lightweights Justin Gaethje and Paul Felder in 2019. Since a defeat...

Max Holloway & Yair Rodriguez Agree To Headline July 17 Card

Blessed is back against El Pantera. According to UFC president Dana White, the UFC are currently working on a five-round main event for July 17th between top featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez. Location and venue is unknown at this current time. Brett Okamoto of ESPN was first to...

Yair Rodriguez Has A Message For Those Who Think He’s Ducking Zabit

Yair Rodriguez has grown tired of hearing about how much he is supposedly ducking Zabit Magomedsharipov. Considered by many to be the Khabib vs. Ferguson of the UFC’s featherweight division, a fight between Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov just doesn’t seem destined to happen. After multiple cancellations, even Dana White...

Dana White: It’s A Good Idea To Move On From Zabit vs. Yair

Dana White is ready to put the idea of a Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez bout behind him as the UFC heads into 2021.  Just as the prospect of a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight has all but officially died for good, it looks like another fight that has...

BREAKING: Yair Rodriguez Suspended Six Months for USADA Violation

After not competing in all of 2020, Yair Rodriguez is going to have to wait a few more months to return to action. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has suspended Yair Rodriguez for six months for a whereabouts violation. USADA officials made the announcement Thursday, providing more details on...

Yair Rodriguez Fires Back At Zabit Magomedsharipov

Yair Rodriguez has put Zabit Magomedsharipov on blast after his comments on their bout cancellation. Rodriguez vs. Magomedsharipov was expected to headline a UFC event on Aug. 29. Those plans went awry. That's because "El Pantera" suffered an ankle injury and has been forced out of the bout. Yair Rodriguez...

Zabit Magomedovsharipov Responds To Yair Rodriguez Bout Being Canceled

Zabit Magomedsharipov wasn't interested in holding his tongue on the cancellation of his bout with Yair Rodriguez. Magomedsharipov and Rodriguez were scheduled to headline a UFC event on Aug. 29. The bout may have determined a number one contender for the UFC featherweight gold. It wasn't meant to be...

Calvin Kattar Offers To Replace Yair Rodriguez Against Zabit Magomedsharipov

Calvin Kattar is looking to avenge his loss against Zabit Magomedsharipov. On August 29, the Russian was expected to headline the card against Yair Rodriguez. Many people believed the winner would get the next title shot but on Tuesday evening it was revealed Rodriguez is out of the fight due...

Yair Rodriguez Out Of UFC Main Event Against Zabit Magomedsharipov

Yair Rodriguez will not be facing Zabit Magomedsharipov on Aug. 29. Rodriguez vs. Magomedsharipov was scheduled to headline a UFC event later this month but it wasn't meant to be. Mexican news outlet Milenio first reported that Rodriguez was forced off the card. Speaking to reporters following the 27th edition...

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez Reportedly Targeted For UFC Card On Aug. 29

It looks like a pivotal featherweight clash will be taking place on Aug. 29 and it's between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez. Magomedsharipov's manager, Rizvan Magomedov, spoke to Russian outlet TASS. He revealed that the UFC is looking to book his fighter against Rodriguez on Aug. 29 (h/t Sherdog). “They are...