Tension increases between Yair Rodríguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov, after the cancellation of their fight scheduled for the end of the month. This being the case, the last verbal blow was launched by El Pantera, who was not silent and fired with thick ammunition to make the climate even harsher. He is a Mexican mixed martial arts fighter and Taekwondo black belt who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently the No. 5 featherweight in the official rankings.
After Dana White confirmed the departure due to injury to Rodriguez of the scheduled fight against Magomedsharipov At the beginning of the week, Zabit took their networks to “remind” the UFC who is the next fighter who should have a shot at the featherweight division title. Thus, he stated that he should dispute the 145-pound gold and that Yair he had come out of the fight out of fear. The response of the Mexican fighter to these statements was immediate.
“Sit down and wait for me the way you’ve been waiting,” he posted. Rodriguez On Instagram. “Soon you will know what my big Mexican balls taste like. Since when did you become a bigmouth? Your manager or you? Either way, they will both wait for me like the lapdogs that they are, with their tongues sticking out and begging. I’ll see you between October and November in a 5-round fight, “he said about it, making it clear what he thinks about it.
He wants to fight
Yair he points out in the last part of his post an estimated date to reschedule the fight. But, taking into account the current situation and the pressure it is exerting Zabit, the chances of him getting a title shot are higher than those of rescheduling the fight. This is not the first time that the combat between Rodriguez and Magomedsharipov. The two were supposed to meet at UFC 228 in 2018, but Yair suffered an injury and withdrew from the fight.
Rodriguez He faced Frankie Edgar on May 13, 2017 at UFC 211. He lost the fight by TKO at the end of the second round due to a medical stop for a left eye swelling. At the end of October, he agreed to replace the previous fighter and fight Chan Sung Jung on November 10, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 139. This, after Edgar left the match due to injury. Yair He won the fight by knockout via a reverse elbow at 4 minutes 59 seconds in the fifth round, and was awarded Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night awards.