Yair Rodriguez never wanted to fight Brian Ortega

Yair Rodriguez Reveals He Hasn’t Sparred Ahead of Fight Night Bout vs Brian Oregeta

Yair Rodriguez rolled out a huge improvement to his instructional course in front of his UFC Long Island headliner against Brian Ortega.

With the champ liable to have a featherweight title chance, a lot is on the line for this one, and for Rodriguez, he says he didn't fight in preparing for this battle. "El Pantera,," says he needed to keep away from wounds and be however solid as conceivable which may be the reason he didn't fight.

Rodriguez (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) faces Ortega (13-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in a featherweight matchup in Saturday’s UFC on ABC 3 main event

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Yair Rodriguez, in the mean time, says that is a key motivation behind why he didn't fight. He accepts on the off chance that he keeps on taking mind harm in preparing, he will not have the option to battle as frequently as he needs and will probably need to early end his profession.

“I don’t look to send a message to anybody,” Rodriguez said. “For me, this is very personal. Everything that I do is for me. I don’t do things to prove something to people or anything like that. The only motive I have to finish this fight is so I don’t have much impact on my body and I could return much quicker to competition. If I continue to take damage to the head and body, I’m going to have to keep taking time off, and I don’t have much time on my hands. I turn 30 years old this year and would like to start finishing my fights as soon as possible.”

Rodriguez is coming off a decision loss to Holloway last November and, should he win against Ortega, he has said he will get a title shot.