Zabit Magomedsharipov Says He Is Returning In August

MagomedsharipovMagomedsharipov One Win From Title Shot? UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov is looking to compete before the end of the summer. Magomedsharipov hasn’t been in action since November when he outpointed Calvin Kattar in the UFC Moscow headliner. That win put him at 6-0 in the UFC as he called for a title shot soon […]

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Magomedsharipov One Win From Title Shot?

UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov is looking to compete before the end of the summer.

Magomedsharipov hasn’t been in action since November when he outpointed Calvin Kattar in the UFC Moscow headliner. That win put him at 6-0 in the UFC as he called for a title shot soon after.

For now, that doesn’t look like it will be the case as current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is expected to run things back with Max Holloway in a rematch.

That means the Dagestan native will have to fight another contender with Yair Rodriguez likely to be his next opponent. If that is the case, it could happen in August which is when Magomedsharipov expects to be back in action.

“Returning in August, save your strength, I will need your support,” Magomedsharipov wrote in the caption of an Instagram post (translation via RT).

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Of course, there is some uncertainty right now given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Although UFC events have resumed and the United States is now granting foreign athletes visas to enter, international travel is still restricted in Russia as things stand.

Hopefully, the situation improves in the next few weeks so that the likes of not only Magomedsharipov, but lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and others are able to compete soon.

Who do you think Magomedsharipov will face next?

VIDEO | Zabit Magomedsharipov Spars A Goat During Lockdown

Zabit MagomedshapirovUFC featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov is clearly struggling to find sparring partners during the lockdown. Magomedsharipov has taken a leaf out of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s book by looking outside of the human race for good, hard rounds. The lightweight champion is famously known for wrestling with bears during his formative years. Now, the 145lb contender has followed […]

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UFC featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov is clearly struggling to find sparring partners during the lockdown.

Magomedsharipov has taken a leaf out of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s book by looking outside of the human race for good, hard rounds. The lightweight champion is famously known for wrestling with bears during his formative years. Now, the 145lb contender has followed suit by bringing in a goat for sparring. Check out the footage which was posted to Magomedsharipov’s official Instagram account yesterday.

Magomedsharipov fought most recently against fellow contender Calvin Kattar in November 2019. The Russian scored a unanimous decision victory in the fight stretching his winning streak to fourteen in a row, with six of them coming inside the UFC octagon. He’s now on the cusp of a featherweight title shot and has been linked to a fight with former title challenger Brian Ortega.

Despite his world-class ability Magomedsharipov has received constant criticism for his inability to keep pace throughout the three rounds. In a number of his UFC fights the Russian has clearly faded allowing his opponent back into the bout. This is a problem he recognizes and is working to fix but he seemed frustrated about the amount of focus that is put on the issue.

“I wouldn’t say that I’ve got the best endurance,” Magomedsharipov told Russia Today. “I have no problems going five rounds during training. Sometimes my weight cut doesn’t go as planned. I can get sick. I use up a lot of energy, when you kick it takes a lot of you. If it’s just boxing, I can easily go five rounds. When you do the same thing all the time, it doesn’t take much energy.”

“At first it was annoying. Now, I don’t pay attention to it. Every other person I meet wants to talk about endurance. Everything’s okay, but it definitely gets tiring,” he said. “It must be contagious; every other person tells you the same thing. I have trainers, after all, they probably know what I’m missing. I know myself.”

Who would you like to see Zabit Magomedsharipov fight next?

UFC Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov Admits He Doesn’t Have The Best Endurance

Zabit Magomedsharipov feels prepared for five-round fights but he admits his endurance isn’t the best. Magomedsharipov is undoubtedly one of the top prospects in the UFC’s featherweight division. Many are wondering if Magomedsharipov will e…

Zabit Magomedsharipov feels prepared for five-round fights but he admits his endurance isn’t the best. Magomedsharipov is undoubtedly one of the top prospects in the UFC’s featherweight division. Many are wondering if Magomedsharipov will eventually rise to the occasion and become the 145-pound king. For some, Magomedsharipov’s cardio could be what holds him back. Zabit […]

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Zabit Magomedsharipov: ‘I wouldn’t say that I’ve got the best endurance

Zabit MagomedsharipovFeatherweight standout Zabit Magomedsharipov has admitted his cardio isn’t the best after suffering with endurance issues during his past two fights. The 28-year-old Russian contender visibly faded in fights against Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar in 2019. However, he maintains he can do five rounds no problem in training, but is sometimes impacted by sickness, […]

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Featherweight standout Zabit Magomedsharipov has admitted his cardio isn’t the best after suffering with endurance issues during his past two fights.

The 28-year-old Russian contender visibly faded in fights against Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar in 2019. However, he maintains he can do five rounds no problem in training, but is sometimes impacted by sickness, poor weight cuts or the rush of fight night. Speaking to Russia Today Sports he explained

“I
wouldn’t say that I’ve got the best endurance. I have no problems going five
rounds during training. Sometimes my weight cut doesn’t go as planned. I can
get sick. I use up a lot of energy, when you kick it takes a lot of you. If
it’s just boxing, I can easily go five rounds. When you do the same thing all
the time, it doesn’t take much energy.”

Magomedsharipov
believes the issue of his cardio is being blown way out of proportion. He has
had fans come up to him on a consistent basis worrying about his ability to go
the distance. So much so, he has now become zoned out whenever the topic gets brought
up.

“At first it was annoying. Now, I don’t pay attention to it. Every other person I meet wants to talk about endurance. Everything’s okay, but it definitely gets tiring,” he said. “It must be contagious; every other person tells you the same thing. I have trainers, after all, they probably know what I’m missing. I know myself.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Despite
questions surrounding his endurance the featherweight contender is having no
problems inside the octagon. He is 6-0 since joining the UFC and 18-1 as a professional
fighter.

Magomedsharipov is expected to return to the cage against Brian Ortega on April 18 on the UFC 249 card headlined by compatriot Khabib Nurmagomedov and lightweight title challenger Tony Ferguson. He’s rumoured to be facing top contender Brian Ortega, who will undoubtedly the toughest test of his career. A win in this one and Magomedsharipov could well be next in line for 145lb champion Alexander Volkanovski.

Will Zabit Magomedsharipov overcome his endurance issues and beat Brain Ortega at UFC 249?

Brian Ortega Aware Of Zabit Magomedsharipov Rumors, Wants 5-Rounder

Ortega MagomedsharipovAlthough nothing is confirmed yet, former UFC title challenger Brian Ortega very much wants a fight with Zabit Magomedsharipov. It was recently reported that a pivotal featherweight tilt between the two top contenders was being targeted for UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a fight that many in the mixed martial […]

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Although nothing is confirmed yet, former UFC title challenger Brian Ortega very much wants a fight with Zabit Magomedsharipov.

It was recently reported that a pivotal featherweight tilt between the two top contenders was being targeted for UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York.

It’s a fight that many in the mixed martial arts world have been waiting to see for months and Ortega is all in favor for it.

As for the reports of a fight at UFC 249, “T-City” is not sure what is happening as nothing is signed yet. However, he wants a five-rounder with Magomedsharipov.

“Just spoke to Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) backstage,” ESPN’s Brett Okamoto wrote on Saturday. “He told me he is aware of the Zabit Magomedsharipov rumors but nothing is signed and he’s not sure what’s going on.

“He DOES want to fight Zabit five rounds. Says if Zabit wants to be a champ this year, take a five-rounder.”

Magomedsharipov has called for a title shot, but many, including Ortega evidently, believe he needs to prove himself by going five rounds. That’s because the Dagestan native has notably slowed down in many of his recent three-round fights.

If the fight takes place at UFC 249 — which is headlined by a lightweight title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson — it would have to be a three-rounder.

But the pair is certainly worthy of headlining a Fight Night event where the winner would have a good claim for the next title shot.

Do you want to see a five-rounder between Ortega and Magomedsharipov?

Zabit Magomedsharipov Responds To Cardio Criticism

UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov delivered a message to all his critics regarding his endurance and cardio. Magomedsharipov is 6-0 in the UFC and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar in the UFC Moscow headliner last month. However, as he has done in the past, he slowed down in the third […]

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UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov delivered a message to all his critics regarding his endurance and cardio.

Magomedsharipov is 6-0 in the UFC and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar in the UFC Moscow headliner last month. However, as he has done in the past, he slowed down in the third round of that fight.

It appears to be a common theme with the Dagestan native as it was also the case against Kyle Bochniak last year. Many also criticized Magomedsharipov for not accepting a five-round fight with Kattar, adding that it could have changed the outcome of the fight.

However, Magomedsharipov — who is yet to fight in a five-rounder in the UFC — believes his declining endurance is a tradeoff given how he usually fights.

”Many criticize my endurance without thinking about how much energy a non-standard work in a battle can take,” Magomedsharipov wrote on Instagram (translated from Russian via MMA Mania). “I always strive to please my fans, but, of course, we will pull the functionality up anyway.

“Entertainment in battle or a simple victory without risk? What would you give priority to?”

He has a point.

Magomedsharipov is one of the flashiest strikers in the UFC today and regularly mixes things up with striking and takedowns. There’s also the weight cut to consider as he is arguably the biggest featherweight in the division today.

Maybe these issues won’t persist if he fought at lightweight?

What do you think of Magomedsharipov’s response?

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