Conor McGregor scolded by referee at UFC Fight Night event

Elias Hubbard
October 22, 2017

Of course, his headlining match-up with top five featherweight veteran Cub Swanson was one that the unranked Lobov clearly did not deserve given his status as an unranked fighter but in fairness to him Artem's performance on the night won him a lot of fans.

Before becoming an official part of the UFC roster, Lobov first appeared on the Ultimate Fighter during its 22 season where current lightweight champion and teammate Conor McGregor served as a coach.

"If I can get knockouts or any kind of finish in the next two fights I will be a legitimate main event guy, that's how I see it..."

"What's got into you mate?" If you want to be successful in this industry that's what you need.

Lobov is at a pivotal point in his UFC run.

UFC Gdansk features Donald Cerrone vs Darren Till as a seriously exciting main event and coverage begins from 8pm on BT Sport ESPN. The decision to place Lobov in a headliner received mixed reviews, however, due to the fact that the Russian was 2-2 in UFC action heading into the fight. Despite initially failing in his preliminary fight to get inside the house, Lobov was given a second chance by McGregor and finished the next three of his elimination fights.

Artem Lobov issued a statement on Twitter shortly following hiss loss to Fili where he hinted at a possible retirement from fighting. That's just a reality of the business.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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