Tofiq Musaev hints at Rizin return, lightweight title shot
Tofiq Musaev looks set to return to the Rizin ring. The Azerbaijani lightweight has not fought since 2019 and was involved in a well publicized financial dispute with the Japanese promotion.
But he remains the number one lightweight on the Rizin roster and Musaev took to Twitter earlier today to announce he would be back in action soon and challenging for a title:
— Tofiq Musayev (@tofiq_mma) May 1, 2021
At Rizin 20 on New Year’s Eve 2019 he won the promotion’s lightweight Grand Prix. However the lightweight title remains vacant, although Musaev is clearly in pole position to challenge for it.