Yair Rodriguez is staying positive despite suffering a loss on home soil. The former UFC interim featherweight champion posted on Instagram on Sunday to react to his loss to Brian Ortega. Rodriguez (18-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC ) was submitted by Ortega (15-4 MMA, 7-4  UFC ) in the third round of their co-main event at UFC Fight Night 237 in Mexico City. “Things didn’t go our favor yesterday,” Rodriguez wrote on Instagram in Spanish. “I can only thank God that I was able to leave without any serious injuries or wounds. Thank you to all my team for standing by me despite all the ups and downs and all of you guys who always support me win or lose a fight.

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