Artem Lobov headlined his first UFC event at UFC Fight Night 108, where he suffered a decision loss to Cub Swanson.
With that loss a thing of the past for the fighter, the focus has now shifted to the "Korean Superboy" Doo Ho Choi.
“I mean, why not?” Lobov said on The MMA Hour. “He (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?”
Choi himself hasn’t competed since suffering a decision loss to the aforementioned Swanson at UFC 206 in December of 2016.
Lobov doesn’t exactly have the most stunning record in all of professional MMA, but the fighter says that it’s the skill and not the record that someone brings into the Octagon in the end.
“I guess that shows where my skill level is at,” Lobov said. “And I guess if you’re a true MMA fan, you should assess somebody by their skill, rather than where they’ve been or how they got that skill.”
Following the loss to Swanson at UFC Fight Night 108, the record for Lobov stands at 13-13-1-1NC.