Artem Lobov, former UFC featherweight, has spoken out about two scenarios that could lure him out of retirement. Lobov, 35, is a Russian former professional mixed martial artist and boxer based out of Ireland. ‘The Russian Hammer’ during his 11 year career, became one of the most popular fan favorites through his appearance and fighting style for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and most recently in the Bare Knuckle Fighting.
Artem Lobov was one of the more notable names in the UFC despite never cracking the top ten rankings. Lobov had skills, as evident by his victory over former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi but his association with the megastar, Conor McGregor, brought the Russian heaps of notoriety. Moreover, Lobov was able to sustain his presence in the media as much like McGregor, the Russian Hammer did not mince his words and often found himself in controversy and the crosshairs of other fighters.
Artem Lobov believes that the UFC is still the best spot for fighters to make a name for themselves. The recently retired Lobov responded to a clip from The Ringer MMA Show in which the topic of MMA fighters pursuing lucrative opportunities outside of MMA was discussed. Regarding the notion...
Artem Lobov announced his decision to retire from combat sports in July 2021 after suffering a loss in a bareknuckle fight against Olympic silver medalist and WBO lightweight champ Denys Berinchyk. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender says coming to terms that hanging up his gloves (when he...
UFC veteran Artem Lobov may have never been the best in the world, but he always showed up to put on a fight, whether he was winning or losing. Despite setbacks over the years, Lobov still saw massive potential in himself, especially when it came to chasing the kinds of dreams that he felt would validate his place in combat sports history. But that all changed after falling short in what would ultimately become the final fight of his career.
Artem Lobov admits that brain damage concerns were a big reason for his retirement from fighting. While there were a number of reasons that Artem Lobov could give for his retirement from fighting, one has been particularly topical in recent years. With major concerns about brain damages occurring from collisions...
Artem Lobov believes that his court cases may not have been by the book when dealing with his former partner and manager. Artem Lobov had been caught up in a tricky situation with his former manager and business partner when he went through a series of court cases with him.
Artem Lobov says he had a hard time realizing he had to retire from fighting. Lobov is a fan favorite and is known as ‘the GOAT’ to much of the MMA community, but his record did not illustrate such. He finished with an MMA record of 13-15-1 and one No Contest along with a bare-knuckle record of 2-2.
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‘Watching them train lit a fire in my heart’: Artem Lobov pays tribute to Irish amputee football team
‘The Russian Hammer’ Artem Lobov has paid tribute to Ireland’s amputee football team ahead of the European Championships set to kick off this month. Lobov, who announced his retirement from professional combat sports this summer, recently paid a visit to the team’s training base at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown where he met with the squad and watched them train ahead of the forthcoming tournament — and writing on Twitter afterwards, Lobov could not have been much more impressed with what he saw.
Monkey see, monkey do ... Artem Lobov will face Paddy Holohan in a wheelchair boxing match for charity later this year. Indeed, a photo of Lobov prepping for the fight was posted by comedian Stevo Timothy. “What a day. What an experience! The absolute gentleman Artem Lobov invited me up...
Artem Lobov is set to take on Paddy Holohan in a charity wheelchair boxing match in Dublin, Ireland. It’s safe to say that “The Russian Hammer” is easily one of the most popular cult hero fighters in recent memory. From his never say die attitude to how he carries himself, it was always exciting when Lobov got into the cage or ring – regardless of whether it was for mixed martial arts or boxing.
If you can’t get Conor McGregor booked for wheelchair boxing, the next best thing is Artem Lobov. McGregor’s long-time friend and training partner Artem will be boxing in a wheelchair for charity against Paddy Holohan. Conor McGregor Withdraws from Wheelchair Boxing Event, Artem Lobov Steps in. Initially, Conor McGregor was...
He may have called time on his professional career but Artem Lobov is still up for a knock if it is for a good cause. It was revealed over the weekend that ‘The Russian Hammer’ will take on another ex-UFC fighter, Paddy Holohan, in a wheelchair boxing bout later this year in an event in which all the proceeds will be handed to charity.
Conor McGregor didn't respect Dustin Poirier as much as he should have before his January KO loss, according to best friend Artem Lobov
McGregor is nine days away from one of the most important fights of his life - the high-stakes trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor’s team-mate and former UFC fighter Artem Lobov has suggested that ‘Notorious’ took Dustin Poirier “lightly” in the pair’s rematch in January.Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round at UFC 257, handing the Irishman the first KO loss of his career and exacting revenge for a 2014 defeat by the former dual-weight UFC champion.That first meeting seven years ago was contested at featherweight, while the rematch was a lightweight bout.McGregor and Poirier are set to complete the trilogy when they go head-to-head in the main event of UFC 264 on 10 July, and Lobov has said his...