UFC President Dana White told the LA Times Thursday night that Rodriguez has been released after he refused to accept a fight with prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 227.

The decision comes just two days after UFC President said the the fight was in place and would go down at The Staples Center

“The guy’s off a year, rejects a fight with Lamas and then doesn’t want to fight a guy below him in the rankings?” White said. “He can go somewhere else. We have no use for him. He calls that fight fake news. This is real news.”

Rodriguez hasn’t fought since that May 2017 defeat because of injury. And now when he’ll fight next, and where is anyones guess. Bellator is the natural choice for Yair, but with the likes of KSW, BraveCF, Combate Americas & Rizin making big moves across the globe, we could easily see him sign for one of the above organisations.

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