Rising UFC prospect, Zabit Magomedsharipov is thing of walking away from the sport after not being able fight for more than a year. As of the moment, Zabit was removed from the UFC rankings, which questions whether Zabit will even return to fighting or in the UFC for that matter.
— HALAL Suhail (@LamebredFighter) April 30, 2021
It will be such a shame if Zabit somehow retires from the sport without even getting a title shot. He is undefeated in his UFC run beating top guys like Calvin Kattar, Jeremy Stephens and other featherweight contenders.
Zabit showed promise in his last fights, he showed that he has elite striking and wrestling. He is probably one of the most well-rounded fighter in the division right now, the only questionable thing for him is his cardio. He has shown to fade in the later rounds and he also has yet to fight in a 5 round fight.
According to some reports, Zabit is undergoing a surgery that will decide whether he will continue with the sport or not.
Zabit Magomedsharipov will undergo surgery soon. The outcome will determine if he will continue his MMA career. (info via @ILazorin)
— MaRCeL DoRFF 🇳🇱🇮🇩 (@BigMarcel24) May 1, 2021
Let us hope that Zabit will have a successful surgery operation, and that he would not leave the sport too soon especially during his prime years. He might have one of the biggest potential to be a UFC champion, considering his skillset.
He was originally scheduled to face Yair Rodriguez, but Yair kept coming up with excuses and pulling out of the fight last minute. Rodriguez has a bad history in fighting a wrestler, namely Frankie Edgar which might have resulted in him not wanting to fight Zabit.