Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) power puncher Artem Lobov was unable to win his first-ever UFC main event, getting outclassed by Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 108 last month in Nashville, Tennessee.
But don’t expect him to cry about it.
That’s because “The Russian Hammer” is already plotting his next move in the 145-pound division, setting his sights on up-and-coming prospect Doo Ho Choi for a potential showdown later this year.
From his conversation with The MMA Hour:
“I’m not gonna cry about it. I’m a learner and I’m a go-getter. I have to look over the mistakes, I have the fix them and I’m gonna keep moving forward. And hopefully one day I’ll meet Cub again. [Choi] was one of the guys that I called out originally. It was either him or Cub. Now we both lost to Cub, the two of us both went the distance, the two of us both got the ‘Fight of the Night,’ so why not? It makes sense, no?”
This didn’t make sense either, so why not?
Lobov (13-13-1, 1 NC) is 2-3 inside the Octagon after his stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 and remains unranked at 145 pounds. Choi (14-2), meanwhile, suffered his lone defeat under the UFC banner when Swanson outpointed “Korean Superboy” at UFC 206.
So ... this potential match up doing anything for ya?