Al Iaquinta Insists ‘Dana White Has No Power Over Me’

Al Iaquinta just doesn’t care if Dana White cuts him loose:

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Al Iaquinta isn’t afraid to get cut from the UFC.

Ragin’ has been one of several fighters who have spoken out against UFC President Dana White’s recent decision to move weigh-ins back to the afternoon as opposed to the morning. Iaquinta has signed on to headline UFC Lincoln against Justin Gaethje in August.

In a recent interview with ESPN, Iaquinta claimed that when he signed on to fight Gaethje he was under the impression that he’d be weighing in during the morning – so that’s what he’ll be doing:

”I’m going to weigh-in and then I’m going to start eating,” Iaquinta said. “I signed a contract under the assumption we are weighing in in the morning, so we are. There will be no afternoon weigh-in, 100 percent,” he added.

”Dana is out of line, and this is the last straw. They’ve never seen anyone like me. I will do everything in my power to make sure this is done the right way. We are weighing in in the morning.”

Iaquinta then doubled down on his claim of not caring if White decides to cut him from the UFC, saying he’s not Yair Rodriguez – who was cut from the UFC before subsequently being brought back in after agreeing to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov – and won’t come crying back:

”That was me saying, ‘I’m not freaking Yair Rodriguez,’” Iaquinta said. “You cut me, I’m not crying and coming back. Dana White has no power over me. That guy has zero power over me. I’ve got to keep fighting inside the cage and out.

“The UFC needs a person like me, because I love this sport, and Dana — I don’t know if he loves this anymore. I think he’s just addicted to the spotlight and making it all about him. The more Dana White gets in front of a mic, the stronger we get.

“The more he opens his mouth, the more [Project Spearhead] forms we fill out. The fighters have gotten a taste of what it feels like to get a full, almost 36 hours of time to rehydrate. I’ve reached out to more than enough people to know that if he moves that, it will be the last straw that does him in.”

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Dana White on Yair Rodriguez: “He’s back.”

The Yair Rodriguez/UFC drama has officially come to an end when at the UFC 225 post-fight conference, Dana White let the world know: “He’s back.” Yair Rodriguez announced the happy news last week, but as of last Tuesday, Dana White still wanted to meet…

The Yair Rodriguez/UFC drama has officially come to an end when at the UFC 225 post-fight conference, Dana White let the world know: “He’s back.” Yair Rodriguez announced the happy news last week, but as of last Tuesday, Dana White still wanted to meet with Rodriguez to discuss his future: “I don’t know the true […]

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Dana White to Meet Yair Rodriguez Today: “If you want to handpick fights, don’t sign a contract here.”

Right when it seemed the Yair Rodriguez/UFC saga had come to an amicable and happy resolution, it now seems that the climax of this story will actually take place today. In an appearance on UFC Unfiltered Tuesday, Dana White revealed that he will be me…

Right when it seemed the Yair Rodriguez/UFC saga had come to an amicable and happy resolution, it now seems that the climax of this story will actually take place today. In an appearance on UFC Unfiltered Tuesday, Dana White revealed that he will be meeting with Yair Rodriguez today to speak directly with him, as […]

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Yair Rodriguez Releases Statement On UFC Return

Yair Rodriguez is happy to be back with the world’s largest MMA promotion:

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Last month, surprising news broke indicating that highly touted featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez had been released from the UFC after supposedly turning down multiple fights.

Rodriguez then went on to explain his side of the story, which differed a bit from what the UFC had said, and it appeared as if he was closing in on a new contract with a new promotion.

Yesterday (June 1, 2018), however, the story once again took a turn, as it was reported that Rodriguez and the UFC had not only fixed the issues but that “El Pantera” was expected to take on Zabit Magomedsharipov at this September.

Earlier today (June 2, 2018), the rising Mexican star took to Twitter to comment on the situation, while confirming the news in the process:

The 25-year-old Rodriguez hasn’t competed since suffering a one-sided defeat to Frankie Edgar at UFC 211 last May in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, however, he had won eight-straight bouts including six-straight in the UFC.

Magomedsharipov, on the other hand, holds a 15-1 professional record and has won 11-straight fights including three in the UFC.

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Yair Rodriguez Confirms “Happy News”: Back in UFC, Magomedsharipov Next

Right on the heels of yesterday’s report that Yair Rodriguez and the UFC had reconciled, Rodriguez has come forward to confirm the news via Instagram that he is back in the UFC and that he will indeed be seeing Zabit Magomedsharipov in competition come…

Right on the heels of yesterday’s report that Yair Rodriguez and the UFC had reconciled, Rodriguez has come forward to confirm the news via Instagram that he is back in the UFC and that he will indeed be seeing Zabit Magomedsharipov in competition come UFC 228 in September: “I address to all my fans, friends […]

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