Shavkat Rakhmonov addressed potential rivals

After losing the opportunity to return to the octagon this past weekend, UFC welterweight division number six Shavkat Rakhmonov is still without a scheduled fight.

“I’m still available for UFC 294 or UFC 295,” “Nomad” wrote on social media.

On September 16 at UFC Fight Night 227 in Las Vegas, the undefeated Kazakhstani fighter was scheduled to face Kelvin Gastelum, however, a month and a half before the event, the American withdrew from the bout after suffering a serious dissection and a broken nose in training. The organization’s matchmakers were unable to find a replacement and leave Rakhmonov on the card, and he himself tried to get Kamaru Usman, Stephen Thompson, and even Michael Page, who was rumored to be signed to the UFC, as opponents.

It should be noted that Gastelum, who was injured, had offered to move the fight to the UFC 295 card, which takes place on Nov. 11 in New York, but Rakhmonov wanted to compete three weeks earlier at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.

Shavkat Rakhmonov, 28, earned his fifth early victory in the UFC in March with a third-round rear-naked choke finish of Jeff Neal.