Artem Lobov Says Zubaira Tukhugov: “Should Be Cut From UFC”

One side feud to spill out from the rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor is the one between Artem Lobov and Zubaira Tukhugov.

Lobov doesn’t think much of Tukhugov’s run in the UFC and he believes the promotion should cut him.

“This is a must-fight for me,” Lobov stated to MMA Fighting. “I will not stop calling this guy out no matter what. So this fight is going to happen. That’s it. To me now, realistically, he should be cut from the UFC. I mean if you look at it, let’s look at it objectively, and I know a lot of media is going to come on board now and start saying this or that, but let’s look at it realistically.”

Tukhugov currently holds a 4-2-1 record in the UFC, while Lobov had a 2-5-0 record in the promotion. The fighter believes that the UFC should be cutting Tukhugov for missing weight and for being suspended two years by USADA.

“He just came off a two-year ban for steroids,” Lobov said. “Then he misses weight, which Dana [White] absolutely hates. Second, he loses the fight. He not only loses the fight but he runs the whole fight from the guy. That’s not engaging in fighting. I mean let’s be honest, for half of those things Dana would cut you in a split-second. This guy if he does end up staying [in the UFC] this is only thanks to Khabib. Other than that, he should be cut and to be honest, he should just leave himself on his own terms and let’s get our fight done. Let’s set it up. I’m busy Dec. 12 but Dec. 13 I’m ready to go.”

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