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‘Yo Fifty’ — Artem Lobov tries to rap his way into Bellator MMA

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If Billy Squier thinks the night is lonely, he should meet former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight punching bag, Artem Lobov.

“The Russian Hammer,” who was introduced to stateside mixed martial arts (MMA) fans by way of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show, parted ways with the world’s largest combat sports promotion just last month.

I think Lobov was expecting to jump right into action based on his name, as well as his affiliation with Straight Blast Gym (SBG) Ireland teammate, Conor McGregor, but calls for a boxing match against either Paulie Malignaggi or Amir Khan fell on deaf ears.

His kickboxing challenge aimed at Buakaw and Saenchai fared even worse.

Undaunted, Lobov continued his social media blitz by turning his attention to Bellator MMA, where McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, Dillon Danis, plies his trade. And what better way to earn a spot on the Paramount TV network than by tagging promotion partner 50 Cent while laying down some Russian rhymes.

Fitty has yet to respond, but I’ll just leave this here.

Lobov (13-15-1, 1 NC) has dropped three straight fights and only managed a 2-5 record inside the Octagon. That said, “The Russian Hammer” has an entertaining (if not life-shortening) style that has its fair share of fans.

Your move, Mr. Coker.