Zabit Magomedsharipov was viewed a future champion in the UFC featherweight division, and he might never re-enter the octagon.
Multiple people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting on Wednesday that the Russian 145-pounder has notified the UFC of his decision to retire from active competition. At age 31, Magomedsharipov walks away with a professional record of 18-1, unbeaten in six octagon appearances between 2017 and 2019.
Back in April, the fighter teased on social media he would become a doctor.
Magomedsharipov was scheduled to face Yair Rodriguez on Aug. 2020, but the bout was cancelled after Rodriguez suffered an injury. Magomedsharipov was never booked to compete again.
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