Yair Rodriguez Won\u2019t Fight Zabit Magomedsharipov, John Lineker Wants To Step In Yair Rodriguez vs Zabit Magomedsharipov was slated for UFC 228. Yet, it won\u2019t happen. MMABrasil.com reported this news first. Yair Rodriguez pulls out of the bout due to an injury. Magomedsharipov has to look for another opponent! Yair Rodriguez (10-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) was released from the UFC in May this year after refusing to face ZaBeast. But Dana White decided to accept Yair\u2019s excuse. Rodriguez called everything \u201ca big miscommunication\u201d. El Panthera was given a second chance. But only two weeks before UFC 228, he pulls back! Rodriguez has notable victories over BJ Penn and Alex Caceres. Zabit Magomedovsharipov (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) hasn\u2019t been defeated since April 14, 2013. Bantamweight competitor John Lineker wants to go one division up and fight Zabit Magomedsharipov. He offered the showdown to the Russian, who accepted it! https:\/\/twitter.com\/johnlineker\/status\/1032712750009602048 https:\/\/twitter.com\/zabit_mma\/status\/1032719634280009729 But according to Twitter reactions, maybe this doesn\u2019t sound like a good idea at all. The height difference is brutal \u2013 Lineker is only 160 cm tall. Compared to Zabit\u2019s 185 cm, this would look like the real collision of David Vs Goliath. Yet, Mao-de-Pedra has a great MMA score of 31-8. In UFC, he won 12 fights and lost only three. His most notable victims were Ian McCall, John Dodson, and Michael McDonald. Lineker knocked Brian Kelleher out at UFC 224 on May 12, 2018. https:\/\/twitter.com\/SecretMovesMMA\/status\/1032716834708041729 https:\/\/twitter.com\/wilki_nufc\/status\/1032716754756284417 https:\/\/twitter.com\/Grabaka_Hitman\/status\/1032717737934696448 https:\/\/twitter.com\/robbieharry123\/status\/1032714285141643266 https:\/\/twitter.com\/mookiealexander\/status\/1032715168441020416 There is a big question which fighter would be brave enough to face Zabit Magomedsharipov in such a short notice. Maybe UFC should think about this showdown. After all, this is not kickboxing or Muay Thai! If John Lineker takes him down, height difference won\u2019t mean anything! What are your thoughts on this?