Zabit denied a possible fight with Khabib. “I respect this person as a brother and I do not plan to fight him in any case. We could have a private one-on-one training, but not on the public, no”. Zabit also underlined that he has never trained before with Khabib.
Magomedsharipov currently holds the 6th position in the UFC World Ranking after winning Jeremy Stephens. Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is three years older than Zabit, was also born in Dagestan region of Russian Caucasus. Nowadays he holds the third position in the UFC Pound-for-Pound ranking.