We’re less than 48-hours away from utilizing the magic of alien technology, opening a temporal-spatial portal to watch the TUF 17 finale in real-time. Umberto Eco would probably admire our attempt at mastering mass-media, if he knew what MMA was. If you could travel in time, take someone from the 1830s and explain to him/her what you’re about to do this weekend, their respective brain cells would cower in the corners of their skull, afraid of what mankind has achieved in just under two centuries.
Fighters wait their entire careers to get a shot inside the Octagon. Despite what other MMA organization may want you to believe, UFC is still the holy grail of MMA. In fact, there’s MMA — and there’s UFC. So when a fighter is told they will have a guaranteed shot in the UFC if they go on a seven-fight win streak, most would stop at nothing to achieve this. At last weekend’s UFC on Fuel TV card, Conor McGregor’s teammate, Artem Lobov, talked with Sean Shelby about joining the organization under the condition that he achieves an 11-6 record. Currently, Lobov is 4-6. In this SevereMMA interview, Artem Lobov says he’s willing to take fights for free and will actually give his purse to his opponent just so they can accept the fight.