Yair Rodriguez Credits Sean Shelby For UFC Return

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Yair Rodriguez was briefly sitting on the unemployment line after he was cut from the UFC after allegedly turning down fights against both Zabit Magomedsharipov and Ricardo Lamas.

The featherweight contender is now back under the UFC banner and reportedly fighting Magomedsharipov at UFC 228 this September.

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Rodriguez credits UFC match maker Sean Shelby for getting him back in the UFC, which happened after the two recently had lunch together.

It was through Instagram that Rodriguez shared the news:

 

 

#happynews @zabit_magomedsharipov Me dirijo todos mis fans, amigos y familiares por su apoyo a mi carrera. También me gustaría agradecer a todas aquellas compañías que han mostrado interés en mi persona y trabajo. - Sean Shelby y yo tenemos un amigo en común, Mario Delgado. Él fue la conexión entre nosotros y ayudó a establecer una reunión entre Sean & yo donde tuvimos una conversación amistosa durante el almuerzo del viernes. Nos dimos cuenta de que lo que sucedió fue una gran falta de comunicación y un mal momento. Después de la conversación estoy feliz de saber que el UFC & yo estamos en los mejores términos y ahora estoy de vuelta en el camino para perseguir mi sueño de convertirme en campeón de UFC. Zabit Magomedsharipov, te veo el 8 de septiembre en Las Vegas. Respetuosamente: Yair Rodriguez. Viva Mexico ! ---- . . . I address to all my fans, friends and family for always been supportive of my career. As well I’ll like to thank all of those companies showing interest on my persona and work. - Sean Shelby and I have a friend in common, Mario Delgado, he was the connection between us. He set up a meeting between Sean & I, where we had a friendly conversation during lunch on Friday. We got into the interview realization that what happened was a big miscommunication and bad timing. After the conversation I’m happy to know that the UFC & I are in the best terms ever and now I’m back in track to chase my dream of become a UFC champion. Zabit Magomedsharipov, see you September 8th in Las Vegas . Respectfully: Yair Rodriguez. Viva Mexico ! ----

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UFC 228 takes place on Saturday, September 8 from a location to be announced with a main event to be announced. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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