Zabit Magomedsharipov to Reveal Final Verdict About His Career Soon

Published 05/30/2021, 3:37 PM EDT
DALLAS, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: Zabit Magomedsharipov of Russia celebrates after submitting Brandon Davis in their featherweight fight during the UFC 228 event at American Airlines Center on September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Zabit Magomedsharipov hasn’t fought inside the UFC Octagon since his 2019 win over Calvin Kattar. The Russian has been out as many allies close to him have reported that he is suffering from health issues. The featherweight contender was even touted to retire at the age of 30.

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Now Dominance MMA’s Rizvan Magomedov has weighed in on the situation as well. He told RT Sport that Zabit is currently looking to get his health fixed. Nothing can be confirmed about his career inside the Octagon until the Russian actually heals from his problems.

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I am not going to take the responsibility for telling you that he is about to finish his career and leave the sport. Yes, there are some rumors, but we haven’t heard from Zabit on his final decision yet.

“Actually, he has some health issues- a month and a half ago I told you that already. Those issues are still there,” said Magomedov recently in an interview.

He is trying to solve them. It’s not about any mechanical injury. It’s about his immune system. And that is why sometimes he struggles to get in a proper shape ahead of the fights.

“So, as long as he is dealing with these problems, he won’t be able to let you know the final verdict. We should just wait,” he further added.

It’s unfortunate that the fighter is suffering from such a severe illness. At 30, he has the best days of him as a fighter ahead of him. However, it’s lamentable to see him on the sidelines for so long during this period.

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Will Zabit Magomedsharipov ever fight inside the Octagon again?

Magomedsharipov is one of the top talents in the entire UFC roster. His unorthodox and creative style of fighting has proven to be a nemesis for his opponents.

His undefeated record in the promotion is a testament to the same. Many touted him to be the featherweight champion in years to come.

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But his recent struggles injury have been nothing short of unfortunate. Fans can only hope that the Russian heals up soon and makes a return inside the UFC Octagon.

Will Zabit ever fight again in the UFC? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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