Jeremy Stephens: ‘If Yair Don’t Die, It Don’t Count’

Jeremy Stephens
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Jeremy Stephens Talks Continued Beef With Yair Rodriguez

Jeremy Stephens is set to rematch Yair Rodriguez this weekend, at UFC Boston. This time, he says he is looking for a more deinitive outcome.

Stephens and Rodriguez fought back in September, at UFC Mexico City. However the bout would end in just 15 seconds, due to Stephens receiving an eye poke. As a result, the bout was ruled a “No Contest,” and controversy ensued. Furthermore, the two were involved in an altercation after the event, causing an outpouring of people wanting to see a rematch.

Well that fight will be taking place this weekend, at UFC Boston. Ahead of the bout, Jeremy Stephens has been very clear that there is still bad blood between he and Yair. Speaking after open workouts, he explained just how personal this beef was.

“I feel good. Cool as a cucumber. Calm like a bomb. Ready to go off. I’m gonna kill this kid. If he don’t die, it don’t count. That’s what I’m thinking. It’s always personal. It’s always personal when you fight, this kid’s trying to take money off my kid’s table. What if I was coming into your house, taking food off your table and smacking your kid? That’s the way I look at it. How would you feel if I was to do that? Personal? F–k yeah, it’s personal.

It’s a fight. You only get one check if you lose, you think this is a game? You think this is a sport? It’s not a sport, it’s fist fighting bro. I’m fighting for my blood, I’m fighting for my family every time I step in there.”

If there is one thing that is clear, it is that Jeremy Stephens is extremely focused and motivated to get the win at UFC Boston.

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