The manager Rizvan Magomedov, representing the interests of the UFC featherweight, Zabit Magomedsharipov, spoke about the fighter’s plans.
“As for the title, it is necessary to watch how the battle between Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovsky will take place. It may be that someone is injured, will fly out for a long time, because of which they will have to wait a long time. Naturally, the title fight is in our plans, but if it does not work out, then Zabit will conduct a rating fight – already five-round.
The most possible candidate is Yair Rodriguez. That is, the next fight of Zabit is either the one for the champion title, or another challenging fight with Rodriguez.
If the Korean Zombie defeats Ortega, then this will also be an interesting story. We want to have one five-round fight, no matter whether it will be titular or not, ”Magomedov said.
At a tournament in Moscow last weekend, Magomedsharipov defeated Kelvin Kattar by unanimous decision.