HILARIOUS: Facing a Shortage of Sparring Partners MMA Fighter Takes on a Goat

Published 04/18/2020, 2:59 PM EDT


The Coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. However, some are dealing with it better than others. For instance, Zabit Magomedsharipov, who has found himself a rather unusual sparring partner to help stay sharp.

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Having seen only one loss in his entire MMA career and none in the UFC, Magomedsharipov is one of the finest talents in the Featherweight division. He has been moving up the ranks in the 145 lbs division. With no one being able to match his prodigious skillset.

However, with the unavailability of gyms, “Magobeast” has taken it upon himself to find an alternative sparring opponent. And it’s not Artem Lobov.

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“In the absence of fighting, I’m glad to any opponent 😁 this tour almost ruined my record)))”- Zabit Magomedsharipov

Unbeaten in his stint at the UFC, Zabit Magomedsharipov last took on Calvin Kattar and emerged victorious via unanimous decision. The pair were headlining the event at CSKA Arena in Moscow.

He has managed to destroy everyone he has faced in the UFC yet. But never has he come across massive, lethal horns. So, don’t try this at home.

Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 249?

Zabit Magomedsharipov had hard plans of fighting alongside fellow countryman Khabib Nurmagomedov, at UFC 249 ahead of its cancellation.

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Magomedsharipov was looking to take on former title challenger Brian Ortega. With UFC President Dana White confirming that a fight was being worked on.

“Yes, it’ll be April 18, but I’m not sure who the opponent will be. There’s an opponent. He hasn’t been sent the bout agreement. Once he gets the contract, we can announce it.”- Zabit Magomedsharipov on his fight at UFC 249

The UFC Featherweight division has a number of eligible contenders for the title and Magomedsharipov is sure making his way through the pack to reach the top.

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Max Holloway and Brian Ortega are the only ones that come in ahead of the Russian fighter following Alexander Volkanovski at the top of course.

Would you have liked to see Zabit Magomedsharipov feature on the UFC 249 roster?

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