Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) withdrew from the contest citing an ankle injury. “El Pantera” hopes to keep the Magomedsharipov bout intact and said he’s ready for a late fall return.
“Sit down and wait for me the way you have been waiting,” Rodriguez wrote on Instagram. “You will get a real good taste of my big Mexican balls soon enough. And since when did you become the sh*t talker? That you or your manager? Either way, you’ll both wait for me like the little dogs you are. Tongue out and begging. I’ll see you in October-November 5 rounds.”