Artem Lobov is the longtime training partner of current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
McGregor defeated current UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo for the gold at UFC 194, but Aldo was given the gold back several months later after the UFC stripped McGregor of the belt.
Lobov feels that Aldo is a pussy because he took the belt back without winning it.
“I’ll tell you one thing about Jose Aldo, if I was in his position I would have never accepted that belt,” Lobov told Submission Radio. “What? So they took the belt from the guy that knocked him out in 13 seconds. They took it off that guy and they handed him that belt and he just takes it and he’s happy and smiling on his face? Like, what kind of pussy do you have to be to take that? No way in hell would I ever accept that belt. I would say, ‘give me that guy again. I want to fight him, and if he’s not in the division anymore, well then f—k that, I don’t want that belt. Let the other two fight for the belt and then I’ll fight the winner and I’ll earn that belt’. Because now he’s holding a belt that Conor got off him in 13 seconds and he’ll never be able to get rid of that stain.”
Lobov will be headlining his first ever UFC event when he faces Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 108.
Once he gets past Swanson, the McGregor training partner has his sights set on the featherweight strap.
“I have my own shit to concentrate on. When I get past Cub, we’ll see where that belt is and where I’m at. I am looking forward to putting the pressure on him because he’s never felt pressure like mine before. Never, ever in his life,” he said. “I will bully him around and he’ll panic and he’ll start throwing and he’ll overcommit and I will catch him.”
UFC Fight Night 108 takes place on Saturday, April 22 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee with Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.