(Included Picture: Yair Rodriguez/ufc. com)
By Carla León Celaya
Yair Rodriguez, a.k.a. El Pantera, is from Chihuahua, Mexico. He’s a mixed martial musician as well as likewise Taekwondo black belt. Rodriguez began to educate in martial arts when he was merely 5 years of ages. His training progressed as he exercised various styles: taekwondo, judo, fighting styles and boxing.
“I think all my life I have touched showing off tasks, that’s why a singular sporting task had not been adequate for me,” states Rodriguez. “I was constantly seeking another thing, something to complete me out; so I situated Mixed Martial Arts in addition to I enjoyed it.”
The 24-year-old competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Combating Champion (UFC) and also is presently placed # 10.
“I identify that there is a lot of people that excel, yet I’m the upcoming individual,” says Rodriguez. “I have ability, the age, as well as all these ridiculous motions: kicks, strikes, submissions, takedowns, every little thing!”
Rodriguez thinks he is the complete competitor. As well as on top of that, he gets the “once in a lifetime” chance to manage off versus a tale, here in the Valley. The plot spin hinges on that while he was expanding up, Yair would certainly see BJ Penn battle on YouTube video.
“Each and every single one of my instructors are 30 something, as well as each of them kick my [butt],” claims Rodriguez. “Individuals think that it is a benefit to be young, yet Penn has experience, he acknowledges the game as well as is emotionally strong.”
Any kind of kind of sport, art, task strategy, you call it– – phone calls for commitment, along with success sometimes comes at a rate. “Being a lot from my household participants is just one of the best sacrifices I have actually made,” mentions Rodriguez. “I left residence, I left college, I left all my buddies and likewise altered my life. I’m speaking to you in English currently, yet nobody enlighten me, I simply discovered by hand.”
Rodriguez discussed that all sacrifices are terrific in addition to he wishes to pay the cost.
“Sacrifice, dedication and also initiative,” these are the words El Pantera utilizes to discuss his trip so far.
As Rodríguez relaxed in retrospect as well as placed in the moment to recall at 2016, he confessed to having some unmet objectives.
“I have actually had massive chances this year, yet I meant to end up being the youngest champ in the history of the UFC and can not,” specifies Rodriguez. “Now I can refrain that, but I might do other points!”
Rodriguez is happy for 2017, particularly the upcoming suit. “I wish you people see me radiate that night due to the fact that I’m going to combat against a legend along with not great deals of individuals have this chance in their life,” specifies Rodriguez. “I’m going to try to do my ideal up there.”