Dana White is ready to set the plan of a Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez bout guiding him as the UFC heads into 2021.
Just as the prospect of a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson battle has all but formally died for superior, it seems to be like a further battle that has been highly expected for decades as a result of several cancellations is also managing out of time. The pairing of Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez has been built and canceled on 3 independent occasions now. Most not too long ago, the two had been scheduled to combat just one another in August, but Rodriguez had to pull out due to sustaining an ankle damage.
There was hope that the fight could be rebooked for later in the year, but it would in no way arrive to pass. Then, it was revealed around a 7 days in the past that Rodriguez is serving a USADA suspension for 6 months pursuing a whereabouts violation. Unlike Khabib vs. Ferguson, Dana White thinks this is not a make a difference of a struggle getting poor luck, mainly because there is the exact widespread denominator each time the combat falls aside: Yair Rodriguez.
“Yeah, I wouldn’t say there is been a rocky street amongst us. The kid’s been really flaky,” White explained of Rodriguez in a modern TSN interview. “We’ve experienced issues with him, and now below we are, he will get his whereabouts (violation). I do not even know what to tell you.”
The to start with time the advertising attempted to e book this fight, Yair’s decision to drop the struggle resulted in his launch from the advertising. Dana White was very harsh at the time towards Rodriguez, but the Rodriguez camp and the UFC have been finally in a position to function points out, and the Mexican star has experienced three fights because then, none of which currently being from Zabit Magomedsharipov. Rodriguez will be qualified to return from the USADA suspension in March, but Dana White is not intrigued in waiting around that prolonged to get Zabit again energetic once again.
“Yeah, it would be a fantastic idea to shift on,” White said about the Zabit/Rodriguez pairing.
Do you agree with Dana White’s final decision to transfer on from a Zabit/Yair struggle, with Yair Rodriguez eligible to return to motion in March?