Former featherweight maestro, Zabit Magomedsharipov, has rejected an immediate title challenge in the UFC. Learn more about his decision and his future in the octagon.
Former Featherweight Maestro Rejects Immediate Title Challenge in UFC
Reports have surfaced that Zabit Magomedsharipov, a former featherweight contender in the UFC, has declined an immediate title challenge in the weight class. Magomedsharipov, who holds an undefeated record in the UFC, has not competed since headlining a UFC Fight Night Moscow event in 2018.
In his last fight, Magomedsharipov secured a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar, improving his professional record to 18-1. Despite his impressive performances, Magomedsharipov has been absent from the octagon and expressed his intention to retire from mixed martial arts last year.
Recent reports suggest that Magomedsharipov was offered a title shot if he were to make a comeback, but he declined the opportunity. Known for his exceptional skills and potential, Magomedsharipov has yet to compete for a championship belt.
Magomedsharipov made his UFC debut in 2017 and quickly established himself as a top contender in the featherweight division. He showcased his abilities with consecutive submission wins and a decision victory over Kyle Bochniak. Magomedsharipov then went on to defeat Brandon Davis, Jeremy Stephens, and Calvin Kattar in his final fight before his hiatus.
Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev commented on the potential matchup between Alexander Volkanovski and Magomedsharipov, stating that it would be a highly competitive fight. Makhachev acknowledged Magomedsharipov’s dangerous skills in the first two rounds and his proficiency in striking, grappling, and submissions.
While Magomedsharipov’s future in the UFC remains uncertain, fans and pundits eagerly await his return to the octagon and the possibility of a title shot.
|Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar||Win (Unanimous Decision)|
|Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens||Win (Decision)|
|Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis||Win (Submission)|
Zabit Magomedsharipov, a former featherweight contender in the UFC, has declined an immediate title challenge in the weight class. Despite his impressive record and skills, Magomedsharipov has been absent from the octagon since 2018. While he was offered a title shot, he chose not to pursue it. Fans eagerly await his return and the possibility of a championship fight.