It seems like Zabit Magomedsharipov’s recent comments didn’t sit well with Yair Rodriguez.
The Mexican featherweight contender took to Instagram on Thursday to respond to Magomedsharipov’s recent claim suggesting Rodriguez wasn’t brave enough to step in the cage with him when he pulled out of their planned bout for Aug. 29.
Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) withdrew from the contest citing an ankle injury. “El Pantera” hopes to keep the Magomedsharipov bout intact and said he’s ready for a late fall return.
“Sit down and wait for me the way you have been waiting,” Rodriguez wrote on Instagram. “You will get a real good taste of my big Mexican balls soon enough. And since when did you become the sh*t 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.”
This isn’t the first time a Rodriguez-Magomedsharipov bout has fallen through. In 2018, the two were supposed to fight at UFC 228. But Rodriguez suffered an injury and withdrew from the bout.
The 27-year-old Rodriguez last fought in October, when he defeated Jeremy Stephens with a unanimous decision.
Below is Rodriguez’s Instagram post responding to Magomedsharipov: