Yair Rodriguez Claims Ilia Topuria’s Career Will Be Over After UFC 298

Yair Rodriguez and Ilia Topuria

Yair Rodriguez believes Alex Volkanovski will make Ilia Topuria eat his words at UFC 298.

Topuria is set to go head-to-head with Volkanovski for the featherweight title this Saturday at UFC 298, and heading into the bout, ‘El Matador’ is feeling pretty sure he’ll breeze through and snatch the championship from ‘The Great’.

Not only that, he has also been taking jabs at top featherweight contenders like Rodriguez and Max Holloway.

While ‘Blessed’ is yet to comment on Topuria’s verbal fury, Rodriguez had a fierce response to the Spaniard’s antics.

“He’s f***ing delusional,” Rodriguez said during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour. “He’s not even f***ing in the same world as us. Another f***ing planet. I’m pretty sure Volkanovski is going to do the first job in f***ing him up and then he’s going to have to eat all of these words and everybody is going to be f***ing laughing at him, I can assure you of that… I never gave a f*** about the guy until he started f***ing talking shit about me. I didn’t really pay attention to him, but this is the name of the sport.

“You talk about somebody that is better known than you in the sport, and then you start becoming more known. That’s what he’s doing. Let’s be honest about this, because this is not a secret. He will talk shit about whoever. He’s mentioning Canelo, he’s mentioning McGregor, why do you think he’s doing that? It’s marketing. He will never get to fight somebody like McGregor, he will never get to face somebody like Canelo. Of course not. Topuria’s career will be over after this fight against Volkanovski. He’s been talking so much shit, saying so many things, and people are going to be f*****g laughing at him after this.”

Yair Rodriguez is scheduled to rematch Brian Ortega in the UFC Mexico City co-main event on February 24.

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