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Yair Rodriguez claps back at Zabit Magomedsharipov: ‘Sit down and wait for me’

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“You will get a real good taste of my big Mexican balls soon enough.”

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Yair Rodriguez has fired back at Zabit Magomedsharipov after the latter blasted ‘El Pantera’ for pulling out of their headlining featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 176, slated for August 29th., earlier this week due to injury.

Magomedsharipov has since called for a title shot against reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, but Rodriguez has told the Dagestani to ‘sit down and wait’ for their fight to be rebooked in October/November.

“Sit down and wait for me the way you have been waiting,” Magomedsharipov posted on Instagram. “You will get a real good taste of my big mexican balls soon enough and since when did you become the shit talker? That you or your manager? Either way you’ll both wait for me like the little dogs you are. Tongue out and begging. I’ll see you in October-November 5 rounds.”

Rodriguez, 27, last fought at UFC on ESPN 6, where he earned a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens to cement himself as a top-five contender.

Zabit, 29, is growing frustrated with the UFC and has demanded Volkanovski step in on short notice at UFC Fight Night 176 on Aug. 29.

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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. ⠀ Эй @ufc хватит со мной в игры играть! Дайте мне титульный бой! Сколько можно ждать, пока вы сделаете то, что обещали? Перед апрельским турниром UFC 249 я ждал сначала Родригеза, потом Ортегу, потом Зомби. В течение месяца вы мне поменяли 3-4 соперников, в итоге ни один из боев не организовали и сказали ждать реванша Макса и Волкановски, чтобы с победителем их боя драться за титул потом. Чтобы не простаивать, я согласился на бой 29 августа, но вы опять стали придумывать игры. Реванш давно прошёл, посмотрим, как вы сдержите слово! Я заслужил подраться за титул и смогу забрать этот пояс.

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“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.”