Yair Rodriguez talks possible Octagon return, wants to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov | ESPN MMA

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Yair Rodriguez speaks with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto to discuss being away from action from over a year, training with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, when he would like to fight again, who he would like to fight next and weighs in on the Alexander Volkanovski-Brian Ortega featherweight title fight.
0:00 Brett Okamoto catches up with Yair Rodriguez.
1:40 How has not competing in the Octagon for a year impacted you?
4:00 How has it been being training with Cowboy Cerrone?
5:00 When would you like to fight again?
6:00 Who would you like to fight?
7:15 Rodriguez talks about a potential fight vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov.
12:00 Yair Rodriguez says he is ready to fight anybody.
16:00 Would you want to fight Max Holloway?
17:21 Rodriguez talks Brian Ortega vs. Alexander Volkanovski.
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Mohd Arif
Mohd Arif 8 օր առաջ
Wushu kicks(Zabit) vs Taekwondo kicks(Yair)
Ali Raza
Ali Raza 8 օր առաջ
Yair 🔥🔥🔥👑
Dan Pinto
Dan Pinto 10 օր առաջ
You know?
casillasscorer 10 օր առաջ
Brett fails to go down the route and ask hard questions a lot. He’ll get surface level, the fighter will give him something he could go off of, and Brett just ignores it and asks another surface level question
Dan Jansson
Dan Jansson 10 օր առաջ
keith bauer
keith bauer 11 օր առաջ
Shut his mouth!! ducking zabit for yrs
Ezio Auditore
Ezio Auditore 12 օր առաջ
Esse cara é talentoso, mas luta uma vez na vida, e outra na morte.
Neo Rock
Neo Rock 12 օր առաջ
Anyone talking about Zabit's inactivity doesn't realize besides just Yair, everyone else is ducking Zabit too... to the point Zabit is thinking about retiring.
Anton Chigurh
Anton Chigurh 13 օր առաջ
I'm doing great "bro"
SimSomNia yeah
SimSomNia yeah 13 օր առաջ
Fight with Zabit for real and do not back up
M.D. Perera
M.D. Perera 13 օր առաջ
And on another note, was it Zabit who pulled away twice from fights or was it Yair, citing injury ?? Now we all know the answer to that, don't we !! This interviewer is of no use to nobody, only knows to nod his head like Noddy, but doesn't know to point out facts.
Sanyam Jain
Sanyam Jain 13 օր առաջ
Yair is a great fighter. I'm glad he took the time to recover. Wishing him all the best for the future.
NiNja 13 օր առաջ
Abraham Lincoln is coming for that belt
Amish HACKER lul
Amish HACKER lul 14 օր առաջ
Yair is scared to death of zabit
Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy 14 օր առաջ
Zabit: I’m ready to fight. Yair: omg my body.. I have an injury or something. Zabit: I’m thinking of retiring. Yair: WHERE U AT ZABIT!? Literally everyone: 😑
Jav Mar
Jav Mar 14 օր առաջ
Can someone explain to me zabit was removed from the rankings but not yair ? That’s insane . I guess the only reason would be because he is suspended from usada and zabit isn’t but it was yair’s fault on why zabit isn’t fighting .yair is scared of him .
Gambit 14 օր առաջ
He's been ducking Zabit so long. He's trying to keep face cz 1000% he wont accept the fight with the beast
Osmosis Jones
Osmosis Jones 14 օր առաջ
This guy is a monster. He needs to.come back asap
Zen King
Zen King 14 օր առաջ
Zabit fan boys sit down. This dude fought the scariest man in the division Jeremy Stevens. You really think he won't smesh your boy zabit.
Zen King
Zen King 13 օր առաջ
@Arthur Morgan zabit asking to be released my ufc sounds concerning also.. be a shame he is a good fighter would like to see more of him
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan 14 օր առաջ
Zen king@ what you talking about? Zabit fought Steven's before and beat him. What is your point. Yair has cancelled 4 fights with zabit. Doesnt that smell fishy to you?
Jav Mar
Jav Mar 14 օր առաջ
That’s not the issue .the issue is that the guy has withdrawn from the fight on 3 different occasions and is out because of usada. The reason why he was originally released was because he refused to fight zabit . That goes to show that the guy is terrified of him , how you don’t see that is beyond me . As a Mexican , I can’t be a fan of yair because he comes of as incredibly unlikeable and smug .
kb be
kb be 14 օր առաջ
his career over. dana will never let him fight
Achilles MMA
Achilles MMA 14 օր առաջ
His style is fun to watch but can't stand him.
Alfie 15 օր առաջ
Yair makes sure that Zabit is still injured before he calls him out. He doesn’t want that smoke, he’s been clinging to the top 5 off the back of 1 KO for like 2 years now. Make him fight Allen
Mohsin 15 օր առաջ
Hes a clown. He ducked zabit so many times, zabit had enough and now is retiring.
PromoteThis TV
PromoteThis TV 15 օր առաջ
Mind heal from what dude.. You barely ever fight or fought even before this break you've taken.. Last half way active year was 2016/2017.. After Frankie you lost your hunger to really breakthrough and be the Latin Superstar you were supposed to be... And I'm not gonna take up for Zabit either, he hasn't fought since November 2019.. The Featherweight Division could be the best division in UFC if these top level dudes fought more.. It has all kind of talent, they just aren't fighting and staying active.. It's a problem with a lot of UFC Fighters.. You gotta ride that momentum
Yair must be crazy trying to fight zabit. That dagestan dude is unstoppable
coleeg69 15 օր առաջ
Yair is a child! Got so lucky against the Zombie last second KO. Was losing that fight easy then acts like a child win or lose
Taha Nasir
Taha Nasir 15 օր առաջ
Why is Zabit out of the rankings?
M B 15 օր առաջ
Yair please fight soon
Vanja Gajic
Vanja Gajic 15 օր առաջ
Yair '' I'm here for a long time not a good time'' Rodriguez
Dario Flores
Dario Flores 15 օր առաջ
Yair to USADA- “I can’t let you get close”
Mma for life Writtik
Mma for life Writtik 15 օր առաջ
This would be amazing
quick tingz
quick tingz 15 օր առաջ
Most boring interviewer ever. Puts you straight to bed.
Laura Benjamin
Laura Benjamin 15 օր առաջ
That piece of trash ended the career of Zabit Magomedsharipov without even fighting him. And he also insulted his mom , not sure, but he said something nasty to him
yolo 1690
yolo 1690 16 օր առաջ
This guy would smoke Zabit on cardio alone
closinginonclosure 16 օր առաջ
Just like everyone else who says it. Every time he says "To be honest" whatever follows ISN'T complete honesty
The Real Donald Trump
The Real Donald Trump 16 օր առաջ
He's still in the UFC????
Walter Kai Yuen Pang
Walter Kai Yuen Pang 16 օր առաջ
YA REAR !!! 💪💪💪
Rob O'Dwyer
Rob O'Dwyer 16 օր առաջ
He’s smoking crack if he thinks he deserves a title for fighting once every 15 years
StreetDareDevil7 16 օր առաջ
yarear scissorhands
Christian C
Christian C 16 օր առաջ
All this talk about Yair ducking yet Zabit was removed from rankings due to inactivity
Marco Fantesini
Marco Fantesini 16 օր առաջ
Was he suspended by usada? And what the f happened to zabit?
Jarel17- 16 օր առաջ
He's too busy copying Masvidals beard 😂😂
IloveBaklava 16 օր առաջ
Brett has zero personality. What a drone.
djsailbeat 16 օր առաջ
He fight 1 every 3 year
Abdullah Jaber
Abdullah Jaber 17 օր առաջ
Smh just like GSP said... fans are the most disrespectful they’ve ever been lately
TheBongler 17 օր առաջ
"In this game you gotta be smart,If you're smart enough you won't get caught by usada" like ya boyy
Ricardo Orozco
Ricardo Orozco 17 օր առաջ
Bro at least yair has fought a five round main event . Zabit turns into the big show after 3 rounds
Ricardo Orozco
Ricardo Orozco 15 օր առաջ
@LUCAS • 5 rounds have entered the chat
LUCAS • 15 օր առաջ
Zabit earns all the merit of fighting
eliminator173 17 օր առաջ
Thats crazy, just today i was at work and thinking where tf this dude has been
Terminal Velociraptor
Terminal Velociraptor 17 օր առաջ
Oh cool, a new TJ Dillashaw interview!
Cody Vella
Cody Vella 17 օր առաջ
Yair “Temper Tantrum” Rodriguez
Jay Moar
Jay Moar 17 օր առաջ
He’s hiding from Zabit terrified! 👻
sos mast
sos mast 17 օր առաջ
This man is one of the most interesting fighter in the world 🇲🇽
MrPhildo98 17 օր առաջ
Regardless of the people that hate him he’s still class
Le Comité
Le Comité 17 օր առաջ
Who cares! This guy got fired for poor work ethic. Turns down big fights, and as talented as he is, I'm not interested in investing my time on someone who fights once every two yrs. Who wants this guy as a champion? He would get it stripped if he became a champion. You are seeing a total mental case here, and a mental case we all are, but this guy is his own worse enemy...excuses all around. Let me mind heal? Let my body heal? Let my beard grow? Get out. See ya. "As I'm getting older, I'm trying to be more active." Absolutely misguided, misdirected and aloof to the real world. Take it in...take this in...he was FIRED. Re-hired? Sure. Dana, you are a good man.
James Pålsson
James Pålsson 17 օր առաջ
Both Yair and Zabit have been inactive
Řôběřť ť
Řôběřť ť 17 օր առաջ
Don't care what happens with the guy, he will always have the most insane knockout in mma history for me
Brian Lane
Brian Lane 17 օր առաջ
I blame this fool in regards to not seeing zabit fight in forever -_-
Brian Lane
Brian Lane 17 օր առաջ
Who else is he supposed to fight to get closer to a title fight? Should have been scheduled with max already.
Brian Lane
Brian Lane 17 օր առաջ
@Fran Nbs from what I understand it seems like that's the only fight dana wants to schedule lol
Fran Nbs
Fran Nbs 17 օր առաջ
It’s Zabits fault, is Yair the only other fighter at 145?
Black Russian
Black Russian 17 օր առաջ
Ok, what about this steroid thing? When is his ever gonna be addressed?
Rextryte 17 օր առաջ
Everybody here is so stupid who thinks that Zabit should have lost his position in the rankings do you guys realize that he did more than five plus training camps preparing for Rodriguez just for him to pull out??
kishan mishra
kishan mishra 17 օր առաջ
This guy should be banned from ufc..i wouldn't pay a scent to wach him fight zabit..zabit deserves a title shot
VoiVoi Gaming
VoiVoi Gaming 17 օր առաջ
Oj Ferguson
Oj Ferguson 17 օր առաջ
I feel like Ariel would ask better questions that would make him a lil uncomfortable
John lineker
John lineker 17 օր առաջ
For all who are him dissing for not fighting Zabit , zabit just got off the rankings for inactivity ..he is ranked. 3..
Vic 17 օր առաջ
Did they even ask about the suspension? Come on... They preferred to talk about their friends instead of the suspension what a interviewer...
F T 17 օր առաջ
What a amateur
LPFJGoldie 17 օր առաջ
So many haters disliking the video lol.
Royal 17 օր առաջ
So if he wants to come back in July let’s do Yair vs Zabit at ufc 264 co main 5 rounds ?
Sandman1832 17 օր առաջ
@Royal I agree with Max, Alexander and Brian, at least 3 five round wins out of 4-5. Almost every fight that Yair has had were 5 round fights. That's the same with Max Holloway. I don't remember the last 3 round fight that Max has had. That beast is a cardio machine in his division, whereas Zabit barely makes into the 3rd. Every fight of his that we have seen, as soon as the 2nd round, he has cardio issues in the middle of the round. Dude could barely talk and stand after his last fight with Calvin Kattar. I hope he has been working on his cardio since he fought Calvin, cause if he hasn't, there is no way that he would last 2 rounds against Alexander, Ortega or Max. All 3 are high paced cardio machines for 5 rounds.
Royal 17 օր առաջ
@Sandman1832 Zabit has to prove he can go 5 rounds before he fights for the belt in my opinion
Sandman1832 17 օր առաջ
Zabit and Ali absolutely do not want it to be a 5 round fight. Go back to the last interview with Dana just before Yair had to pull out last August do to his injuries. Dana said that Ali literally tried to renegotiate the fight 3 weeks out to change it to a 3 round fight. Dana said that he asked Ali if he was out of his frickn mind trying to get a 5 round main event changed to a 3 round main event.
xSCHOBELx 17 օր առաջ
Forgot this dude even existed
Mose Rubio
Mose Rubio 17 օր առաջ
Yair a hater 😂
I dont care anymore
I dont care anymore 17 օր առաջ
Ya rear never fights and ducks opponents. Major head case.
Mar M
Mar M 17 օր առաջ
Ya Rear
djsailbeat 17 օր առաջ
lol everyone hate yair but even tho im not fan yair i like yair more zabit!
faizan khan
faizan khan 17 օր առաջ
Clearly he is scared to fight Zabit, that's why he's saying again and again that im ready fight anybody. What he means is anybody but Zabit. Honestly he is even saying this now because he knows Zabit might not take up a fight till July or August because of Ramadan.
тесн 17 օր առաջ
Stop messing around and fight 👊 Look forward to seeing him back
Thomas Ferrier
Thomas Ferrier 17 օր առաջ
Why is he still ranked top 5 featherweight he fights like once every 2 years. He is wasting his prime years
Graeme Harding
Graeme Harding 17 օր առաջ
Brett Brett Brett. How is it that your first question of the mark wasn’t where were you when ASADA came knocking?! Ask a hard question..
UnFor GiVEN 17 օր առաջ
How many KO's in a row He needs to get his FAN's back ?
Ciaran Lynch
Ciaran Lynch 17 օր առաջ
Dude needed to address the usada situation as soon as it happened, it looks bad when you just hide away and let speculation circlulate
G.O.A.T 17 օր առաջ
Someone tell this man he really don’t want Zabit
GSP 217
GSP 217 17 օր առաջ
He's been living in his car for the last 6 months just in case he'd have to start running from zabit again
Joe Rogans Forehead Wrinkles
Joe Rogans Forehead Wrinkles 18 օր առաջ
More dislikes than likes... dude is so unlikable
nir S
nir S 18 օր առաջ
why zabit is not in the rankings ?
Majid Hussain
Majid Hussain 18 օր առաջ
Islam is the truth. Read the Quran
Sebastian 18 օր առաջ
i dont get why ... is he smoking so much ?
Khan 18 օր առաջ
No guys there is no question asked about PEDs
Schnitzer325ci 18 օր առաջ
Exactly.. even Dana was pissed about his actions, yet no question at all 🙄
Chris Dyrnes
Chris Dyrnes 18 օր առաջ
How tf was Zabit removed from the rankings but this guy who ducked him and USADA is #3?
Schnitzer325ci 18 օր առաջ
Pico Gang.. Jones schooled him well
Schnitzer325ci 18 օր առաջ
Pico Gang in da house 😉✌🏽
Nick Pan
Nick Pan 18 օր առաջ
Yair over there sharing polluted tacos with Canelo in Mexico
Schnitzer325ci 18 օր առաջ
Pico Gang
Younnes요나 18 օր առաջ
First time I've heard him speak English lol
Average bloke
Average bloke 18 օր առաջ
I thought this guy would have gotten cut from the UFC again by now. Best fight for him would be a Jeremy Stephens rematch, there's unfinished business.
John Keneth
John Keneth 18 օր առաջ
Man this guy is sooooo old news. I mean really who cares about him anymore. Go back to hide and seek
DuuudeMaaan 18 օր առաջ
Him and Zabit should be removed from the rankings if they continue to sit out.
Emerick Mukenge
Emerick Mukenge 12 օր առաջ
@Joss Lo life 86 that's the reason he wants to retire
Joss Lo life 86
Joss Lo life 86 12 օր առաջ
@Chris Dyrnes Becasue Zabit said he wants to retire.
Chris Dyrnes
Chris Dyrnes 16 օր առաջ
@Sad Life yup... I don't get it
Sad Life
Sad Life 16 օր առաջ
@Chris Dyrnes Tf, what?
Chris Dyrnes
Chris Dyrnes 18 օր առաջ
Zabit was removed but Yair is still #3 for some reason 🤔
Jose G. Pizano
Jose G. Pizano 18 օր առաջ
My favorite UFC fighter. Viva Mexico 🇲🇽👊
Schnitzer325ci 18 օր առաջ
Long live the pico gang.. 😉
Jason Santos
Jason Santos 18 օր առաջ
Yair is an inactive coward
Connoisseur OF YOUTUBE
Connoisseur OF YOUTUBE 18 օր առաջ
Is it me or is that jake Paul guy everywhere on these mma platform NOW THIS IS BETTER PROPER FIGHTERS
Prashant 18 օր առաջ
Yair is set to fight in UFC 862
mary chang
mary chang 18 օր առաջ
ill tell you what happened between Yair and Zabit. its their stupid managers ali and abe.
Adam De Paolis
Adam De Paolis 18 օր առաջ
If he Yair will fight anybody, why not right the wrong and challenge Zabeast!!!!!!!!!
siuL SG
siuL SG 18 օր առաջ
An embarrassment toMexico he’s not a warrior
Clyde Frog
Clyde Frog 18 օր առաջ
He will never win the belt
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