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

Dana White on Khabib, “We’re good. We worked it out”.

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According to the bossman, Dana White, everything has been worked out between Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC. Dana claims that Khabib is happy with him and the UFC. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission is still on the Khabib case and working things out with the UFC and The Eagle.

Dana did have on his tapdancing shoes when he was asked questions about Zubaira Tukhugov. Tukhugov was the guy who hopped the cage at UFC 229 and socked Conor McGregor in the head. Immediately after, Dana said that Zuba would be cut and never fight in the UFC again. Khabib issued a warning to White that he’d quit if Zuba was cut.

Dana wouldn’t address the Zuba situation, but it’s been reported by Ariel Helwani that he has been replaced by Michael Johnson in his scheduled fight with Artem Lobov. UFC.com does not show this on their site, though.

Someone has some ‘splaining to do, but at least Khabib is good with the UFC.

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

Khabib fires a warning shot at the UFC. The Eagle is NOT playing around

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Dana White has been going on about what happened after UFC 229 and saying that fighters will be cut and money withheld. Khabib Nurmagomedov went on his Instagram a few hours ago and fired a warning shot directly at the UFC. The UFC seems to be taking a firm stance on their actions, but Khabib … Read moreKhabib fires a warning shot at the UFC. The Eagle is NOT playing around

Conor McGregor has remained relatively quiet towards Khabib, until now

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Up until this point, Conor McGregor has remained relatively silent towards anything relating to Khabib Nurmagomedov. This held true until the last couple of days, as Conor is ramping up his mind games. At UFC 229, Conor McGregor’s teammate, Artem Lobov, will take on Khabib’s teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov. Conor went on his Instagram and got his smack talking started.

“A true Chechen would never assist in a Dagestani led attack on another Chechen. A true Chechen would never take orders from a Dagestani man. This is treason. There is no worse than treason.”

McGregor accused Tukhugov of treason and I doubt this will sit well with team Khabib. Yesterday, McGregor went after Khabib’s father on Instagram and gave him the business too.

“I can see you. Cowering behind fake respect. Just like your middle child. A quivering coward.”

The mind games have begun and Conor is making things personal to try and take Khabib out of his game. However, Khabib’s mental fortitude is off the charts and Conor will have to rely on his skills in the cage, rather than trying to mind-job him.

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

2 Russians get 2 year suspensions. Ouch, baby. Very, ouch.

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Russians, Ruslan Magomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, both got slapped with two-year suspensions today. USADA is finally taking the show over to Europe. I’m kidding, they have no discrimination as to who they find guilty and penalize. Both Tukhugov and Magomedov are very highly touted; Especially Magomedov. Magomedov hadn’t fought for a year when he was … Read more2 Russians get 2 year suspensions. Ouch, baby. Very, ouch.