The UFC fighter was fired for refusing to fight the Russians

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Yair, Redrosestoo: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Manual Absolute fighting championship (UFC) decided to dismiss the Mexican Yair Rodriguez, competing in the Featherweight weight class. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times reported UFC President Dana white.

It is noted that this happened after Rodriguez refused to fight with Russian Hammered by Magomedkerimov. In the last battle 27-the summer native of Dagestan, won over American Kyle Bocacom.

“Rodriguez hasn’t fought for a year, refused to fight Ricardo Lamas, and then from the meeting with the fighter who is below him in the rankings. He can play anywhere I want. He called it fake news, but it’s real,” commented white tweet Rodriguez, in which he called the news about the dismissal from the UFC lies.

25-year-old Rodriguez played in seven UFC fights, won six victories (two by knockout) and suffered one defeat. In the last match, held on 13 may 2017, the Mexican lost a former champion lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

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