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Video: Paulie Malignaggi doesn’t spit on Artem Lobov during BKFC staredown and yes, that’s news

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Skip to 43:35 mark for the staredown footage.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) held a pre-fight press conference for this Saturday night’s epic (lol) showdown between retired spitter boxer, Paulie Malignaggi, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, Artem Lobov.

As with most traditional pre-fight festivities, the two came face-to-face at the conclusion of the ceremony, except “The Russian Hammer” wasn’t nailed with a flying loogie, something that has become a hallmark of the “Magic Man’s” career.

Hide your mothers!

That said, we still have tomorrow’s weigh ins, so if you’re one of the lucky few to be in attendance in Tampa, you might want to bring one of those plastic tarps like they do for Gallagher’s Sledge-O-Matic routine.

Speaking of comedy, someone needs to tell that lady in the background, who keeps shouting, “Everybody be nice,” that BKFC is promoting a fist fight between two grown men who want to body-bag one another inside the ring. “Nice” does not exist in this place.

For much more on BKFC 6, also featuring Chris Leben vs. Dakota Cochrane, click here.