Yair Rodriguez offered up a statement from his hospital bed on his UFC Fight Night 139 bout with Chan Sung Jung this past Saturday night.
Rodriguez scored a fifth round knockout at the 4:59 mark, giving him the title of latest stoppage in a UFC bout. The former Ultimate Fighter winner offered his respects to Jung (thanks to MMA Fighting for transcribing).”
“Hey, to all the beautiful people who supported me for this fight, everyone that has kept faith in me, I just want to say thank you so much, God bless.
“It was a short notice fight, it’s been a very rough time in my life and career in the last few months, but I’m very happy to be able to have my job and my loved ones with me. I’m very happy to have your support and I hope it remains that way.
“I hope you guys liked the fight, right now I’m here (at the hospital) about to take X-rays of my feet and nose. My respects to ‘Korean Zombie,’ he’s a warrior and I send him all my respect, love and appreciation and to his team as well.
“Greetings to all the people in Korea, God bless.”
Yair Rodriguez def. Chan Sung Jung via KO (elbow) at 4:59 of Round 5
Donald Cerrone def. Mike Perry via submission (armbar) at 4:46 of Round 1
Germaine de Randamie def. Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Thiago Moises via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Maycee Barber def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 2
Mike Trizano def. Luis Pena via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Ashley Yoder def. Amanda Cooper via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Bobby Moffett def. Chas Skelly via technical submission (Brabo choke) at 2:43 of Round 2
Davi Ramos def. John Gunther via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:57 of Round 1
Devonte Smith def. Julian Erosa via KO (strike) at :46 of Round 1
Eric Shelton def. Joseph Morales via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
Mark de la Rosa def. Joby Sanchez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)