First reported by MMA Junkie, Yair Rodriguez is out of his anticipated featherweight clash against Zabit Magomedsharipov. The UFC 228 bout had the makings of a thriller. Zabit Magomedsharipov shot to fame after an incredible performance at UFC 223 in April. 

Yair Rodriguez is also known for his crowd-pleasing style, he was briefly released from the promotion for rejecting the offer to face Zabit. However, many fans were relieved to hear that he had been reinstated and that the Zabit bout was on.

It seems the fans will have to wait though, Rodriguez is off the September card after sustaining an injury. An exchange between Zabit and bantamweight, John Lineker on Twitter insued.

The bantamweight heavy-hitter offered to step in and face Zabit on relatively short notice. Zabit was of course game but claims Sean Shelby is reluctant to make the fight as Lineker is a 135 pound fighter.

Lineker vs Magomedsharipov is a great fight. However, Zabit will put on a show regardless of who he faces on September 8th.

Source: MMA Junkie