Zabit Magomedsharipov Reveals Several Fighters He Says Turned Down a Fight with Him
Top UFC prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov is getting tired of hearing fighters who are not interested in facing him.
The 14-1 featherweight from Dagestan has been called a future champion by teammates such as Frankie Edgar and Edson Barboza and he’s already put away his first two opponents inside the Octagon.
Now Magomedsharipov is anxious to book his next fight in April but there’s only one problem — he can’t seem to find anybody to take the challenge.
According to Magomedsharipov, several notable featherweights have opted out of a fight with him including Yair Rodriguez, Myles Jury, Arnold Allen and Andre Fili. Magomedsharipov noted that Artem Lobov was one fighter who was willing to accept the fight but his team ultimately turned it down.
I only had 2 fights in @ufc and I had 5 opponents turn me down for April 7th including @FuryJury @Arnoldbfa @panteraufc @TouchyFili the only guy who accept is @RusHammerMMA but his team decline. No disrespect to none I just want to fight. Please Call @seanshelby @arielhelwani
— ZabitMagomedsharipov (@zabit_mma) February 12, 2018
As of now, Magomedsharipov has still not been scheduled for a fight but it’s clear he’s gunning for any featherweight challenger willing to step into face him.
With a 10 fight win streak on his side, Magomedsharipov has serious potential in the 145-pound division and now he’s waiting on the UFC to find him a willing opponent.