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Yair Rodriguez says he gives Jeremy Stephens benefit of doubt, but questions if eye poke 'was a lie'

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

MEXICO CITY - Yair Rodriguez stopped short of accusing Jeremy Stephens of faking an injury in their UFC on ESPN+ 17 main event. However, his post-fight comments weren't difficult to decode.
The anticipated featherweight fight ended in a no contest after an accidental eye poke by Rodriguez prevented Stephens from being able to continue, halting the bout after just 15 seconds.
It was an anti-climactic moment for Rodriguez, who was promoted as the star of the show in his home country at Mexico City Arena. He was clearly frustrated with the outcome, and while he said he wants to believe...
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UFC Mexico results: Yair Rodriguez, Jeremy Stephens go to no-contest after accidental eye poke

UFC Mexico results: Yair Rodriguez, Jeremy Stephens go to no-contest after accidental eye poke

1 month ago   |   By Sporting News

An unfortunate ending to the main event of UFCMexico.
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