Jeremy Stephens wants Yair Rodriguez rematch: “Let’s run it back, motherf***er”
UFC Mexico City took place this weekend in an event that unfortunately will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Hometown hero Yair Rodriguez accidentally poked Jeremy Stephens in the eye, which eventually ended the fight in a No Contest after only 15 seconds of fight time. The rowdy fans in attendance showered Stephens and the cage with beer, bottles. popcorn and other items. Commentator Brendan Fitzgerald was event forced under his table to avoid being struck by thrown items.
Rodriguez was somewhat sceptical of Stephens’ injury, though he stated openly that he gave his opponent the benefit of the doubt. Now Stephens has responded.
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MMA journalist Karyn Bryant recently posted a video from Stephens, while the fighter was at the hospital. It seems Stephens wants an immediate rematch with Rodriguez, as soon as possible.
Tonight's No Contest in the #UFCMexico main event left @panteraufc questioning the severity of the eye injury. Here's @LiLHeathenMMA's response from the hospital moments ago: pic.twitter.com/tLMNvnQgFL
— Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) September 22, 2019
“Yair you think I’m faking bro? You’re the one who poked me in the eye. Let’s run it back in four or five weeks, two weeks, whatever. I’ll be ready. Just a deep scratch, a deep bruise You’re the one who poked me. Let’s run it back motherfucker. Let’s go.”
Rodriguyez entered the cage coming off of a “Knockout of the Year” candidate over Chan Sung Jung. That gave him a much needed return to the win column following his TKO loss to former champ Frankie Edgar. Stephens was in dire need of a win at UFC Mexico City, as he entered with back-to-back losses against Jose Aldo and Zabit Magomedsharipov.
As of now, it’s still unclear where or when these featherweights can meet again.
Who wins the rematch: Rodriguez or Stephens?