Artem Lobov Says The UFC Should Cut Him


Featherweight Artem Lobov suffered a unanimous decision loss to Andre Fili on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night Gdansk.

The fighter has suffered his second straight loss in the promotion and he believes the UFC should just cut him.

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“Now that I have lost to Fili — and this is no disrespect to him — but now with two losses in a row, and the last loss was not exactly to the best guy out there, I feel like other people in my situation would be cut,” Lobov told MMA Fighting. “If someone didn’t deserve to be in the UFC, in the past I was always the first guy to tell them, so now I feel like I don’t really deserve a UFC contract. It’s only fair that I get cut as well.”

Lobov did headline a UFC card earlier this year, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 108.

If he were to get his release from the UFC, the fighter may dabble in both boxing and kickboxing.

“It’s not just boxing I’m considering, it’s K-1 too. That’s something I’ve always liked,” he said. “When I first fought in K-1, I knocked out a guy in two minutes. That’s something that might appeal to me too.”

At this time, the UFC has yet to release Lobov, who is also a longtime training partner of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.

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