MMA Rundown

Bad Beef Alert: UFC’s Artem Lobov (?) and boxer Amir Khan try to make a fight nobody wants

This is not good super-fighting. It’s one thing when Conor McGregor tries to get a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in what may be the biggest combat sport’s event of all-time. It’s another thing when random McGregor supporting characters try to get their own crossover super fights.

Still not sure who Artem Lobov is but for some reason he now has beef with well-known boxer Amir Khan. Lobov fights Cub Swanson this weekend in a UFC Fight Night main event that everyone up is up in arms over because nobody really knows who he is. Sure Lobov trains with McGregor and has a 2-2 UFC record but why is he main eventing an UFC Saturday night show with Swanson?

Per Lobov he has already moved on from his fight with Swanson to cross over into boxing to throw hands with former world champion Amir Khan. Why? We still don’t know and this may be the worst attempt at a MMA to boxing crossover mega super ultra turbo fight ever. Ever!

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Tommy Messano is a writer residing in Gilbert, Arizona who is best known for his work as a Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including Sherdog.com, MiddleEasy.com, ESPN.com, the abandoned WCL.com as well as his own site, ULTMMA.com (R.I.P).

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