UFC fighter Daniel Rodriguez is known for having tattoos all over his body. Each of his ink has a separate story and meaning behind it.
Daniel competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has previously played in the Middleweight and Lightweight categories.
The American mixed martial artist has been a pro fighter since 2015 and competed in King of the Cage, Bellator, and Combate Americas. He has been a member of teams like TapouT L.A., The Yard Muay Thai, BMF Ranch, and Syndicate MMA.
Daniel, also known as D-Rod, is set to face Neil Magny in a mouth-watering matchup in UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday. Daniel has a record of 17 – 2 – 0, whereas his opponent comes to the match 26 – 10 – 0.
UFC Daniel Rodriguez Tattoos: Meaning & Design Explained
Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez is covered with tattoos from head to toe. Each of his ink pieces holds a different meaning and significance to the fighter.
Daniel has an “A” tattoo on his face, which many people thought was the Atlanta Braves logo. However, onlookers were confused since he appears to be an L.A. Dodgers fan, wearing a Dodgers hat in many interviews.
It turns out that the tattoo denotes the area he grew up in, Atlantic Street in L.A. So, the ink is not baseball-related, as previously thought but is a tribute to the place he grew up in.
Moreover, Daniel Rodriguez has a giant 1986 etched on his chest, denoting his birth year. He was born on December 31, 1986. He also has a self-explanatory “Rodriguez” tattooed on his back shoulder.
He also recently got a back tattoo, inked by the artist Adrian Hartt Tattoos. The giant piece has a god-like figure fighting a demon, representing the concept of good vs. evil.
His other tattoos include ‘Hate It Or Love It’ just below his neck, a cannabis leaf and a dollar sign on his left leg, an L.A. tattoo on his arm, a picture of a girl, and many more.
Daniel’s tattoo count does not seem to stop any time soon. The tattoo devotee keeps adding new tattoos to his list now and then. He grew up in Los Angeles in a gang-affiliated family, which might have influenced his choices.
Daniel Rodriguez Fight Summary
Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez is a UFC Fighter out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is currently ranked as the #106th ranked Top Middleweight MMA fighter.
With a record of 17-2-0, Daniel has won 17 times and lost twice. He has never drawn. His only two losses came against Victor Reyna in December 2017 and Nicolas Dalby in November 2021.
Out of 17 wins, eight have resulted by knockouts, four by submission, and five by decision, whereas both losses have come from decision.
Daniel is currently on a 4-match winning streak. His last match was against Jingliang Li on September 10, 2022. He won the game by beating Li via 3 Round Decision.
Fans are curious whether he will continue the same feat against Neil Magny on UFC Fight Night. The match was rescheduled after Rodriguez withdrew from an October 15 matchup due to an elbow infection.
The pro fighter was born in Alhambra, California, United States, and is currently 37. He competes in the middleweight division by weighing 179 lbs. (81 kg). He stands at 6’1,” and his reach is 74″.
Affiliated with Syndicate MMA, Daniel has reported career earnings of $77,000. He has won a Smash Global Welterweight Championship and a Performance of the Night vs. Tim Means.