UFC Moncton early weigh-in results: Michael Johnson fails to make weight

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It sucks when a fighter fails to make weight. It really sucks when that fighter takes a fight on short notice and misses weight. Michael Jonson stepped up on two weeks notice to take on Artem Lobov and without enough time to prepare, Johnson missed the featherweight limit by one pound. However, Artem Lobov not … Read moreUFC Moncton early weigh-in results: Michael Johnson fails to make weight

UFC makes Michael Johnson vs Artem Lobov a reality and co-main event

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Zubaira Tukhugov was all set to take on Artem Lobov in a Russia vs Ireland scrap set to take place in New Jersey next week. Tukhugov makes the biggest mistake of his life by sucker punching UFC golden boy, Conor McGregor. Now, Tukhugov is yanked from the fight and replaced by Michael Johnson. UFC.com reported: … Read moreUFC makes Michael Johnson vs Artem Lobov a reality and co-main event

Artem Lobov begs Dana White to no cut Zubaira Tukhugov

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We saw the fracas after UFC 229 and there were immediate consequences to the actions of many. One such person who got the hammer brought down on him is UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov. Zuba jumped the UFC fence and swung on Conor McGregor and Dana White immediately said he was cut from the roster. He … Read moreArtem Lobov begs Dana White to no cut Zubaira Tukhugov

Reports of Artem not being cut and fighting Khabib’s teammate at UFC 229

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If this is true, wow. According to reports from the Twitter page of MMA Team Dagestan, Khabib Nurmagomedov teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov will take on Artem Lobov at UFC 229. This would be shocking news, considering everyone thought Lobov’s career had ended when Conor McGregor threw a dolly through a bus window at UFC 223. Artem … Read moreReports of Artem not being cut and fighting Khabib’s teammate at UFC 229

Khabib looks like he son’d Artem Lobov, in heated Russian argument

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It’s just a few days until UFC 223 but Khabib Nurmagomedov is starting things off early. In a video that was posted today, it shows Khabib confronting Artem Lobov in the hotel lobby. The argument went down in Russian, so we don’t know EXACTLY what was said. However, through research, we have a pretty good idea. In all honesty, you don’t really need a translator to read the body language of the two.

“I know it was you Artem! You broke my heart. You broke my heart!”

This more than likely stemmed from an interview last year where basically, Artem said Khabib is a chicken who pulls out of fights. Roughly translated, Khabib told Artem to keep his name out of his mouth. Then, he gave him a slap on the back of the head for good measure.

Video from Denis Geyko Twitter

It’s good to know the king. Artem Lobov set to meet Alex Caceres

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Artem Lobov will again fight in the UFC, facing Alex Caceres at UFC 223. I guess it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, right? Artem Lobov who is sporting a 14-14 MMA record, and is 2-4 in his last six UFC contests has once again been signed to fight on an upcoming card. … Read moreIt’s good to know the king. Artem Lobov set to meet Alex Caceres

Conor McGregor apologizes for homophobic slurs used at Fight Night 118

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Conor went on the Late Late Show in Ireland and apologized.

After UFC Fight Night 118, Conor McGregor was attempting to console his friend and teammate Artem Lobov who had just lost perhaps the last fight in his career.  He was talking to Lobov, unaware that he was being recorded. Conor used the word “[email protected]” twice during that conversation and the internet exploded as it often does.

He was on an Irish talk show, The Late Late Show and the subject came up. Here’s what Conor had to say.

“I have to put my hands up there. I was watching a fighter, a sparring partner, a training partner, a friend, a brother of mine who has given his health — his body health, his brain health, everything — to help me prepare for fights to give my brain health and my body health to entertain the public. That’s the fighter I was going to watch and support and I witnessed him lose a fight — a potential career defining or career ending fight — in a manner where the opponent was stalling and running away. I was upset and I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said. 

Meant no disrespect to nobody of any of the LGBT community. I didn’t mean no disrespect. Wasn’t even, you’d swear I was talking about or screaming at two people of the same sex kissing. I campaigned when we were trying to get same sex marriage legalized (in Ireland), I was campaigning for that. It’s another one where things just get blown out and they love to just, any chance they get, they love to throw me under the bus. It is what it is, I just have to say sorry for what I said and that’s it and try and move on from it.”

That’s all Conor had to say about it. Bottom line is I don’t believe he was saying what he said to homophobic. However, when you say something that so many find offensive, the mature thing is to apologize and move on. Conor did just that. Good for him.

The Retirement of the GOAT: Artem Lobov! (Short film )

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Mojahed Fudailat has done it again with ‘The Retirement of the GOAT: Artem Lobov’. He’s really been pumping them out lately, but this one is totally different. Usually, there is a very wack feel to his comedy and sound bites that add to the vids. However, this time he takes a more somber approach while still getting across the hilarity.

While we all wait for Artem Lobov to decide what he will do in his future, Mojahed almost documents what led him to this point. Along the way, we see some familiar faces and as always, Fudailat’s video doesn’t disappoint.

Fight Night 108 Medical Suspensions – Four fighters get 180 days.

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Fighting is not an easy job, here’s the injury report for UFC Fight Night 108 This past Saturday night the UFC parked their traveling road-show in Nashville for the night and held a great night of fights.  As is the case when folks step into the Octagon, people get hurt.  The Fight 108 medical suspensions … Read moreFight Night 108 Medical Suspensions – Four fighters get 180 days.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – UFC Fight Night 108 Edition

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UFC set up shop in Nashville for some rough and tumble MMA action. Another Saturday night, another UFC event in the books. This time, the UFC put on Fight Night 108 live from Nashville, TN.  There was a mix of all kinds of finishes and fights Saturday night, culminating with Cub Swanson doing Cub Swanson … Read moreThe Good, The Bad and the Ugly – UFC Fight Night 108 Edition

Early weigh-in results for Fight Night Nashville: Swanson vs Lobov

Early weigh-in results for Fight Night Nashville: Swanson vs Lobov

All of the combatants hit the scales this morning for the early weigh-ins for Fight Night Nashville: Cub Swanson vs Artem Lobov. Everyone weighed in without incident, except for one person. For the second fight in a row, Marcos Rogerio de Lima missed weight. The UFC appears to be done playing around with this guy and fined him 30% of his fight purse, which will go to his opponent, Ovince Saint Preux.

FS1 Main card

Cub Swanson (145) vs. Artem Lobov (145)
Al Iaquinta (154.5) vs. Diego Sanchez (155.5)
Ovince Saint Preux (206) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (210)*
John Dodson (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135)
Joe Lauzon (155.5) vs. Stevie Ray (156)
Jake Ellenberger (170.5) vs. Mike Perry (170)

FS2 Prelims

Thales Leites (186) vs. Sam Alvey (184)
Dustin Ortiz (124.5) vs. Brandon Moreno (125)
Scott Holtzman (156) vs. Michael McBride (155.5)
Jessica Penne (116) vs. Danielle Taylor (115)

UFC Fight Pass Prelims

Alexis Davis (134.5) vs. Cindy Dandois (135)
Bryan Barberena (170) vs. Joe Proctor (170)
Hector Sandoval (125.5) vs. Matt Schnell (126)

Joe Lauzon gets a fight at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

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UFC Bonus Machine Joe Lauzon will be back in action on April 22nd The UFC announced another fight for the UFC Fight Night 108 card. Lightweights Joe Lauzon and Stevie Ray will compete in a matchup of talented fighters.  UFC Fight Night 108 is headlined by Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov fighting in a five-round … Read moreJoe Lauzon gets a fight at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

UFC Fight Night 108 gets a hard hitting Welterweight fight added

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Jake Ellenberger will be facing Mike Perry in Nashville April 22nd The Fight Night 108 card is starting to look better and better.  Another scrap has been added, it is consists of two guys who can light it up in the Octagon. Welterweights Mike “Platinum” Perry will go toe to toe with Jake Ellenberger. Jake … Read moreUFC Fight Night 108 gets a hard hitting Welterweight fight added

Ovince Saint Preux gets a fight at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

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OSP will be back in the Octagon April 22nd in Nashville, TN The UFC Fight Night 108 card in Nashville, just got another fight added to the mix. Light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux will face Brazilian Marcos Rogerio de Lima on the main card of the FOX Sports 1 card.  Ovince has lost three consecutive … Read moreOvince Saint Preux gets a fight at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

Cub Swanson set to main event UFC Fight Night Nashville

Cub Swanson set to main event UFC Fight Night Nashville

UFC Fight Night 109 from Nashville just got its main event. #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson will take on Artem Lobov in a fight that could prove pivotal for both fighters. Swanson is coming off of what many consider the “Fight of the Year” for 2016 where he bested Doo Ho Choi, and a win … Read moreCub Swanson set to main event UFC Fight Night Nashville