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Artem Lobov ‘Dying’ To Get His Hands on Andre Fili

Artem Lobov ‘Dying’ To Get His Hands on Andre Fili

It wasn’t too long ago that the internet weighed in with criticisms that Artem Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC, or in a fight with Cub Swanson. That all quieted down when Conor McGregor’s right hand…

“ON THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER [ANDRE FILI AND I] HAD A BIT OF A BACK AND FORTH. AFTERWARDS, I STILL WANTED TO FIGHT HIM BUT HE WAS LIKE, ‘IF HE DOESN’T WIN THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER I DON’T WANT TO FIGHT HIM. I WAS LIKE, ‘WHATEVER’. I DON’T CHASE THEM, I REPLACE THEM. I LEFT IT BUT I GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO STEP IN ON SHORT NOTICE IN JULY BUT OBVIOUSLY I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MAYWEATHER CAMP WITH CONOR [MCGREGOR], SO IT WAS AN OBVIOUS CHOICE. I WASN’T GOING TO SACRIFICE THAT JUST TO FIGHT FILI. LET’S BE HONEST, IT’S NOT THAT BIG OF A FIGHT — IT’S A FIGHT I COULD HAVE GOTTEN ANY WEEKEND.”

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