With rising star Zabit Magomedsharipov’s fight against Yair Rodriguez later this month having been called off after his opponent suffered an injury, he is now setting his sights on a new opponent – current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
“It’s funny I signed bout agreement few weeks ago, Yair never did, UFC never announced officially main event,” Magomesharipov wrote on Twitter.
1. UFC playing games
2. Yair has no balls
“@alexvolkanovski I’m waiting for you.”
Unfortunately for the No.3 ranked Magomedsharipov it seems Volkanovski isn’t in a hurry to fight him just yet, although he did leave the door open for a fight before 2020 draws to a close.
“I am the champ not the replacement fighter but I hope you find a matchup ASAP then chances are I see you later this year,” Volkanovski replied.
Nevertheless, ZaBeast is continuing to campaign for the fight.
“My next fight was supposed to be title eliminator and I won without fighting. Next is a title shot. @alexvolkanovski I know you’re great champion and you’re tired of fighting Max. Let’s try new blood. I promise to make it unforgettable. Let’s give fans what they want, if you need a little time September or October fine with me. @danawhite @seanshelby @ufc I AM NEXT!”
So far that plea appears to have fallen on deaf ears, and he’s getting increasingly frustrated with his inability to secure a title shot.
“Hey @ufc stop playing games with me! Give me a title shot! How long should I wait until you do what you promised? Before UFC 249 in April, I waited first for Rodriguez, then Ortega, then Zombie. Within a month, you changed 3-4 opponents for me, as a result, you did not organize any of the fights and told me to wait for Max and Volkanovski’s rematch, so I could fight for the title with the winner of their fight later. The rematch is long gone, let’s see how you keep your word! I deserve to fight for the title and I can take that belt.”