Top UFC featherweight star Zabit Magomedsharipov retires

UFC: "Disruptions of fights, and then health problems, all this did not allow me to perform/fight earlier," Zabit said

By Web Desk
June 18, 2022
Zabit Magomedsharipov — Twitter

KARACHI: Zabit Magomedsharipov, who was expected to be a future UFC champion, has declared his retirement from the sport.

Magomedsharipov went undefeated in six UFC fights since signing with the organisation in 2017. The Russian, who finished his career with an 18-1 record, possessed a diversified striking arsenal as well as a skilled grappling game.

During his prime in the promotion, he wowed the featherweight division and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the weight class.

In an Instagram post, the 31-year-old announced his retirement.

"Assalamu alaikum friends! I know that many of you were waiting for my return, there was not a single day that someone did not ask when is my next fight was. But I decided to end my pro sports career," he wrote.

Magomedsharipov went undefeated in six UFC fights since signing with the organisation in 2017. The Russian, who finished his career with an 18-1 record, possessed a diversified striking arsenal as well as a skilled grappling game.

During his prime in the promotion, he wowed the featherweight division and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the weight class. 

In an Instagram post, the 31-year-old announced his retirement.

"Assalamu alaikum friends! I know that many of you were waiting for my return, there was not a single day that someone did not ask when is my next fight was. But I decided to end my pro sports career," he wrote.


"Disruptions of fights, and then health problems - all this did not allow me to perform/fight earlier. I have recovered now, but I don’t feel the way I used to. Thank you to everyone who has supported me for such a long time.

"I didn’t have time to become a champion, but I think, even without this, I hope I was able to please/entertain you I cease to be an active athlete, but I do not leave the sport. I have something and with whom to share my knowledge. So don’t say goodbye, friends," he added.