LAS VEGAS – Daniel Rodriguez knows the magnitude of his spend over Kevin Lee and fully intends on capitalizing on it.
After ending up on his help in Spherical 1, Rodriguez (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) rallied to outpoint Lee at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday and hopes his top profile spend up to now leads to a spot in the rankings.
“I believe love this fight basically did plenty for me as some distance as ranking goes, and I score to behold the build I tumble into the rankings contrivance,” Rodriguez stated all by the put up-fight knowledge conference. “We’ll behold the build it goes from there.
“Or it provides me a shot at a ranked opponent. I believe love I’m ample underrated, and on the present time I factual demonstrated I’m a threat to the division. I believe love I sent that message on the present time, and I believe love I’m on the radar with most of those dudes.”
Since becoming a member of the UFC roster in February 2020, Rodriguez has been as sport as they attain, taking loads of fights on short peek, collectively with the one in opposition to Lee. He’s already notched three wins in 2021 and must take care of using his momentum by competing at least 1 more time this 300 and sixty five days.
“That positively was basically the most interesting spend of my occupation,” Rodriguez stated. “Kevin Lee was a immense title, a ranked lightweight intelligent up to welterweight. I was the underdog on this fight, which is one thing I’m outmoded to and I’m cheerful with. I believe love your entire underdog part is de facto factual numbers and rankings and stuff love that.
“I believe love after I step in there attain fight night, it’s basically which dog needs it basically the most – and I need it execrable. I believe love I’m factual getting started, and beating Kevin Lee factual opened the door for unlimited possibilities and I’m factual going to make a choice per week or two to chill out and behold which doors are opened.”