Stephens and Rodriguez got into it following the controversial main event in Mexico City.
UFC Fight Night 159 in Mexico City ended in chaos this past weekend, as the main event showdown between Featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Mexico-native Yair Rodriguez was called off just 15 seconds after the opening bell.
In case you missed it, Rodriguez poked Stephens in the eye, the fight was called off, and the crowd reacted by throwing bottles into the octagon and at Stephens as he was ushered into the locker room. Rodriguez later called out Stephens, questioning the severity of the injury.
The two fighters crossed paths in the hotel lobby the next day and traded some verbal jabs during a brief scuffle.
During the altercation, Rodriguez can be heard yelling at Stephens, "Fucking pussy, bro. You're gonna have to live with that for the rest of your fucking life." To which Stephens replied: "You poked me in the eye, f****t. You poked me in the fucking eye."
Check out the footage in the video embedded below.
In a recent interview with ESPN's Ariel Helwani, Stephens explained how it all went down (H/T MMAMania).
“I was bringing down my bags, checking my bags. So we were going to go grab some food and we were taking off. He comes up all cordial, gives me a thumbs up and is like ‘Everything okay?’ He comes up and shakes my hand and trying to be a gentleman, I get it. Then he starts talking shit to me."
“I know his sister has footage. I was waiting for them to release that footage but I guarantee you they are not going to release it because you look like a coward there. I thought he was trying to be a gentleman but unfortunately, that wasn’t it.”