UFC on ESPN 6: Jeremy Stephens Tells Yair Rodriguez’s Team “Your Boy’s Gonna Die”

Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens is officially a grudge match!

UFC on ESPN 6 features a clash between rising Light Heavyweight contender Dominic Reyes and former Middleweight champion Chris Weidman as he moves up in weight. The main event alone is a great reason to tune into this fight card, but it seems that the co-main event is capturing the heart and minds of most MMA fans.

Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens will get a chance to make good on their first battle which ended in controversy. Since their bout in Mexico City was ruled a no-contest just a few weeks ago, the beef between Rodriguez and Stephens has exploded into an all out rivalry.

Yair Rodriguez has accused Jeremy Stephens of being a quitter because of his inability to continue their bout after a nasty eye-poke. It’s an opinion that many fans have come to find distasteful and disingenuous and has driven Jeremy Stephens to the boiling point.

Jeremy Stephens has a reputation that proceeds him as he’s fought a who’s who of MMA talent. With Yair Rodriguez’s disparaging comments getting under his skin, Stephens is out for blood and has made it known to his opponent and his team at today’s weigh-in.


From how things sound, Jeremy Stephens is playing for keeps and that likely means an all out war with Yair Rodriguez. How does each man match up? The below breakdown should give you an idea on how this battle could play out.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.