Zabit Chooses Between Chad Mendes & Yair Rodriguez for Preferred Next Opponent

Following his impressive second-round kneebar of Brandon Davis at UFC 228, Zabit had a name already on the tip of his tongue, and he was sure to utter it before making his exit: Chad Mendes. That selection was not because Zabit sees Mendes as being an …

Following his impressive second-round kneebar of Brandon Davis at UFC 228, Zabit had a name already on the tip of his tongue, and he was sure to utter it before making his exit: Chad Mendes. That selection was not because Zabit sees Mendes as being an advantageous matchup stylistically. On the contrary, it was because […]

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Yair Rodriguez Wants To Settle Business With Zabit Magomedsharipov

Yair Rodriguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov have some unfinished business to settle.

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Yair Rodriguez wants to settle his business with Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Initially, the pair were scheduled to fight at this past weekend’s (Sat. September 8, 2018) UFC 228 pay-per-view (PPV) in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, Rodriguez suffered an injury during training camp and was forced to pull from the contest.

Instead, Magomedsharipov faced Brandon Davis on short-notice. Magomedsharipov was able to secure an impressive second-round kneebar submission victory.

Rodriguez took to Twitter today and said he misses the feeling of being able to train. He also said he hopes to be cleared soon and wants to settle his business with Magomedsharipov:

“Miss the feeling of being able to train, should be cleared soon. congratulations ??? on an amazing performance. Hopefully your business with ?? can wait so we can settle ours.”

In his last outing, Rodriguez had an eight-fight win streak snapped by Frankie Edgar. The doctor stopped the fight in between rounds due to the damage the Mexican suffered in the first round. That fight took place over a year ago.

Magomedsharipov’s latest win over Davis earned him his 12th consecutive victory. Despite Magomedsharipov expressing interest in a fight with Jose Aldo or Chad Mendes next, perhaps a second shot at Rodriguez is possible.

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Yair Rodriguez Wants To Settle Business With Zabit Magomedsharipov

It looks like Yair Rodriguez wants his crack at Zabit Magomedsharipov. Originally, the pair were booked to fight at UFC 228 this past weekend in Dallas, Texas. Instead, Magomedsharipov fought Brandon Davis after Rodriguez was forced off the card with a…

It looks like Yair Rodriguez wants his crack at Zabit Magomedsharipov. Originally, the pair were booked to fight at UFC 228 this past weekend in Dallas, Texas. Instead, Magomedsharipov fought Brandon Davis after Rodriguez was forced off the card with an injury. Magomedsharipov defeated Davis with a spectacular modified kneebar in the second round. Rodriguez took to Twitter and […]

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Zabit Makes Plans for “If Yair is Not Coming Back”

Zabit Magomedsharipov is the largest favorite on the UFC 228 card tomorrow evening by a landslide. Some may take that as disrespect for his short-notice replacement Brandon Davis, but the reality is that Zabit Magomedsharipov is arguably the most hyped…

Zabit Magomedsharipov is the largest favorite on the UFC 228 card tomorrow evening by a landslide. Some may take that as disrespect for his short-notice replacement Brandon Davis, but the reality is that Zabit Magomedsharipov is arguably the most hyped fighter in the featherweight division. Many believe that it is only a matter of time […]

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Breaking: Yair Rodriguez Out Of UFC 228 Fight With Injury

The Yair Rodgriguez saga continues.

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MMA has been dealt some saddening news with Yair Rodriguez out of one of MMA’s best 145-pound match-ups.

“El Pantera” is out of his scheduled match-up with Zabit Magomedsharipov due to injury according to ESPN.com.

Rodriguez recently underwent a public spat with the UFC. The Mexican prospect was even released from the UFC. He appeared to smooth that out rather quickly. Rodriguez then signed on to face the surging Magomedsharipov soon thereafter. He’s now been forced off the pay-per-view card from Dallas, Texas.

Rodriguez has been out of action since a devastating TKO loss to former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at May 2017’s UFC 211.

Magomedsharipov, meanwhile, has won all three of his UFC bouts. The Dagestani debuted in the octagon in September 2017. He defeated Kyle Bochniak in a “Fight of the Year” at UFC 223.

UFC 228 is headlined by a Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till title fight. Valentina Shevchenko will look for her first UFC title against Nicco Montano in the co-main. The fight will be Montano’s first title defense of the women’s 125-pound belt.

The UFC is currently looking for a replacement to face Magomedosharipov. Rodriguez, meanwhile, will look to recover. His extended absence just got even longer as a result.

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Report: Yair Rodriguez Out of UFC 228 Due to an Injury

It looks like Yair Rodriguez is off the UFC 228 card. Rodriguez was scheduled to take on Zabit Magomedsharipov in the main card opener. The bout was set to go down inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 8. As plans will be, plans…

It looks like Yair Rodriguez is off the UFC 228 card. Rodriguez was scheduled to take on Zabit Magomedsharipov in the main card opener. The bout was set to go down inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 8. As plans will be, plans will go awry. Report: Yair Rodriguez Out of […]

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