Joe Schilling’s request for Daniel Rodriguez to throw a kick they practiced ‘on mushrooms,’ explained

Simon Samano, The Blue Corner
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Daniel Rodriguez was given some, uh, interesting advice during his dominant decision victory over Mike Perry on Saturday.

As noted by TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter during the UFC on ABC 2 broadcast, cornerman Joe Schilling advised Rodriguez to throw a kick that they worked on while “on the ranch when they were on mushrooms.”

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Because, you know, that’s definitely normal advice in the middle of a professional fist fight.

So what was this all about? We found out from Rodriguez himself in a post-fight interview with ESPN, and the explanation is as great as you’d expect.

“All right, I’m gonna be real,” Rodriguez said, laughing. “This one time we were on mushrooms, and I was doing some weird, crazy, spinning karate stuff, man. It was crazy. We had been working on this … it’s pretty much a heel kick. He wanted me to throw it, but I was just having so much success with my hands, I just didn’t do it. But, yeah, you guys will see it one day. ‘Mushroom kick, mushroom kick!'”

We very much look forward to that.

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