Rodriguez (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) edged out Jingliang (19-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) by cut up determination on this previous Saturday’s UFC 279 predominant card at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas. It was a choice that even UFC president Dana White thought went the incorrect means.
On the post-fight information convention, Rodriguez admitted it was a detailed struggle, however was confident he did more than Jingliang. Nevertheless, he’s willing to run things back to silence the doubters.
“Everybody speaking sh*t saying I misplaced !!! Let’s rematch !!! @lijingliangmma @danawhite @ufc”
In a current look on “The MMA Hour,” Jingliang wore a selfmade t-shirt with “ROBBED” written throughout it and expressed his frustration with the end result of the struggle.
“In fact I believe I received the struggle,” Jingliang mentioned. “I received the struggle.
“When Bruce Buffer declared the end result, I couldn’t consider that. I couldn’t consider that. It’s already an terrible matchup, and the end result was worse. And I believe it’s simply an injustice. I can settle for a loss – that’s nice. However please inform me why – why I misplaced the struggle. Please, the three judges, inform me why you suppose I misplaced the struggle. Inform me. Clarify to me, please.”
Rodriguez initially was scheduled to face Kevin Holland and Jingliang was set to struggle Tony Ferguson within the co-main occasion. However after Khamzat Chimaev got here in 7.5 kilos over the welterweight mark for his headliner in opposition to Nate Diaz, the cardboard was shuffled and Rodriguez wound up in opposition to Jingliang in a 180-pound catchweight bout.