Artem Lobov Is A Man of His Word • MMA News

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Artem Lobov Is A Man of His Word • MMA News

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Within the co-main occasion of UFC Struggle Night time 138, Michael Johnson earned the unanimous choice over Artem Lobov to enhance to 2-1 within the flyweight division. Previous to the bout, nonetheless, Michael Johnson missed weight by one pound, clocking in at 147, a pound north of the 146 featherweight restrict. Regardless of the misstep, Artem Lobov said that he would reimburse Johnson for the advantageous of 20% of his struggle purse, being quoted as saying, “I informed the UFC to avoid wasting me the difficulty of transferring the money and simply pay him in full.

“I show respect where its due,” Lobov stated.

Thursday, Michael Johnson returned that respect, suggesting that he has certainly acquired the cash Lobov promised to switch.

In my ebook respect is all the time earned, by no means given. Hats off to @rushammer for not solely a tricky struggle our final outing, but in addition being a person of your phrase. Respect was earned, fingers down. #victory #teammenace #securethebag #bagsecured #menacecity #ufc pic.twitter.com/ifEIBinr95

— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) November eight, 2018

“In my book respect is always earned, never given. Hats off to @rushammer for not only a tough fight our last outing, but also being a man of your word. Respect was earned, hands down.”

If not for Michael Johnson, Artem Lobov might not have competed on the cardboard in any respect. Initially slated to struggle Zubaira on the occasion, that struggle was scrapped following the UFC 229 melee, which noticed Zubaira strike Conor McGregor through the post-fight ruckus. Zubaira’s future within the promotion stays up within the air, and lots of consider the identical might be stated for Lobov, who has now misplaced three straight bouts and has a 14-15-1 document. Regardless of what the numbers of his document or at present dropping streak might say, it’s tough to not share Michael Johnson’s respect for Lobov as greater than a fighter, however as a person for this magnanimous gesture.

Would you’ve got accomplished the identical factor as Artem Lobov? Would you’ve got reimbursed Michael Johnson the 20% struggle purse advantageous that he suffered?

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