Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight slugger, Artem Lobov, is gearing up for his featherweight showdown against Cub Swanson, which takes place at UFC Fight Night 108 on Sat., April 22, 2017 inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
It’s a fight “The Russian Hammer” is looking forward to, as Swanson doesn’t run around the cage like a pussy (his words) and will meet him in the center of the Octagon to trade punches until someone falls down and goes boom.
Lobov talks to Submission Radio:
“The game is filled with pussies, you know what I mean? It’s filled with them guys. Of course, how cool is it, you know, you go in there, you tell all your mates that you’re going to be fighting and you go in and you kill the guy in 10 seconds. It looks great, of course. It’s not like me. I come in there and I’m taking on the best guy in the fucking city or in the area or whatever and we have an absolute war and it’s three rounds and I’m beat up and I can’t even fucking train for four or five weeks. Of course, that’s the hard road. It’s not pretty, it’s not easy, but I felt that if you want to be a fighter, if you want to be in the sport, then this is the right approach. So hopefully in time it will change. I will keep exposing all of the guys that are padding their records, I will keep pointing the finger at them and I will never have respect for anyone who tries to pad his record. If you want my respect, you gotta earn it. And I always give credit where credit is due.”
It’s a medical condition known as “pussy-itis.”
Lobov rose to fame (kinda/sorta) as a zombified power puncher on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22. Despite coming on short on the FOX Sports 1 reality show, which led to a pair of consecutive losses inside the Octagon, the promotion didn’t nail “The Russian Hammer” during its latest round of roster cuts.
Probably because of this.
While trashing everyone at 145 pounds worked for Conor McGregor, “Notorious” was able to back it up by winning the division strap. Lobov won’t be taken seriously until he gets past an established name like Swanson.
We’ll find out if he can in less than a month.