Artem Lobov Wants UFC Release So He Can Try Boxing, Malignaggi Wouldnt Be A Bad Fight

Artem Lobov (13-14-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) lost the bout against Andre Fili via unanimous decision yesterday at UFC Fight Night 118 event in Gdansk, Poland. Russian fighter took to social media where he questions his future in MMA after yesterdays loss. He hinted at retirement and is unsure of his future in MMA.

Artem Lobov’s run inside the cage has been less than stellar. He said, Andre, did a good job, wrestle me and held me down well. Lobov wants the same career trajectory as Conor McGregor’s who are his sparring partners and close friends.

“I wouldn’t mind chancing my arm in boxing. I do know I have a contract with the UFC,” he told BT Sport. “I’ll talk to them. I’ll ask them, would they release me maybe, and allow me to take a few boxing fights?”

Lobov mentioned he needs a release from UFC so he can try some boxing fight, and Paulie Malignaggi wouldn’t be a bad fight. Paulie always behind big paydays, so let’s see.


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