Artem Lobov News
VIDEO: Artem Lobov leaks text messages from Conor McGregor amid legal battle
Josh Evanoff - December 19, 2023
Conor McGregor calls out Artem Lobov for not returning to Russia: "Still in Ireland on benefits"
Chris Taylor - June 24, 2023
Artem Lobov ordered to pay legal fees following failed injunction against Conor McGregor
Harry Kettle - January 12, 2023
Artem Lobov slaps Conor McGregor with another lawsuit following alleged “intimidation” and “harassment”
Harry Kettle - December 14, 2022
Conor McGregor reacts after longtime friend Artem Lobov sues him over Proper No. 12 Whiskey
Chris Taylor - November 26, 2022
Artem Lobov sues Conor McGregor for millions over Proper No. 12 whiskey
Cole Shelton - November 23, 2022
Artem Lobov is suing Conor McGregor. Lobov and McGregor were main training partners and close friends for years, and recently, Lobov came out and said he was the reason why Proper No. 12 was created.
Artem Lobov explains why he refused to accept social welfare despite being jobless in Ireland: “I didn’t want it to be some safety cushion or nothing for me”
Susan Cox - August 9, 2022
Artem Lobov is explaining why he refused to accept social welfare despite being jobless in Ireland. Artem Lobov, 35, (13-15 MMA), is a former professional MMA fighter and boxer who is based in Ireland. ‘The Russian Hammer‘ competed in the featherweight division for the UFC and has most recently competed in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
Artem Lobov claims he came up with Proper No. 12 whiskey and gave it to Conor McGregor: "Conor offered me $1 million but I turned it down"
Cole Shelton - August 2, 2022
Artem Lobov reveals he was the one that came up with Proper No. 12 whiskey and gave it to Conor McGregor, which he will reveal in a new book. Lobov spoke to TalkSport and said the two were talking about McGregor doing vodka to make more money following the Diaz fight. Yet, it wasn’t as easy as just McGregor putting his name on the alcohol.
Former UFC fighter Artem Lobov lists two scenarios that could bring him out of retirement
Susan Cox - January 17, 2022
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 says retirement was hard because he had to admit he wasn't 'good enough'
Cole Shelton - January 5, 2022
Artem Lobov set to compete in charity wheelchair boxing match opposite Paddy Holohan
Harry Kettle - August 24, 2021
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.
Artem Lobov announces retirement from fighting
Cole Shelton - July 30, 2021
Artem Lobov has decided to walk away from combat sports. Last Saturday, Lobov lost by TKO to Denys Berinchyk in a bare-knuckle fight. Berinchyk is an Olympic silver medalist and an undefeated WBO international lightweight champ. After the fight, Lobov hinted he would likely retire.
Artem Lobov shares his take on Conor McGregor’s post-fight interview at UFC 264: “It shouldn’t have happened”
Harry Kettle - July 22, 2021
Conor McGregor’s close friend and training partner Artem Lobov believes the Irishman’s recent post-fight interview shouldn’t have happened. Back at UFC 264, McGregor was once again beaten by Dustin Poirier – this time as a result of a doctor stoppage due to a broken leg. After Poirier was interviewed by Joe Rogan, the UFC production team seemingly thought it’d be a good idea to go over and also speak with Conor, which didn’t end well.
Artem Lobov blasts fans for saying Conor McGregor needs to switch camps, reveals UFC 264 camp took place in Dubai
Cole Shelton - June 30, 2021
Artem Lobov doesn’t think Conor McGregor needs to leave John Kavanagh to become a world champion again. After McGregor suffered a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, many said the Irishman needed a change of camps. Yet, for Lobov, he says that will never happen due to the fact McGregor is loyal. He also says it doesn’t make sense to leave the coach that made him become a two-weight world champ.
Conor McGregor "didn't give Dustin the respect he deserved" at UFC 257, but will KO him in round one at UFC 264, says Artem Lobov
Cole Shelton - June 29, 2021
Artem Lobov expecting a "Fight of the Year candidate" in bare-knuckle fight against Olympic silver medalist Denys Berinchyk
Cole Shelton - June 22, 2021
Artem Lobov is eager to face Denys Berinchyk on July 24. In the main event of Mahatch FC, Lobov will face the current undefeated WBO international lightweight champ boxer in Berinchyk. He’s also an Olympic silver medalist, winning the medal in 2012. His résumé speaks for itself which is why Lobov is excited about the fight.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 42 with Artem Lobov, Tim Johnson, Renato Moicano, and Ike Villanueva
Cole Shelton - June 22, 2021
The 42nd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 30 and Bellator 261. We’re first joined by former UFC featherweight and now BKFC fighter Artem Lobov (3:13). Next, Bellator heavyweight Tim Johnson (25:23) comes on. UFC lightweight contender Renato Moicano (37:15) joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC heavyweight Ike Villanueva (51:11).
Artem Lobov gives prediction for McGregor vs Poirier III
Andrew Whitelaw - May 27, 2021
If there’s one man who knows Conor McGregor (22-5) the fighter as well as anyone; it’s Artem Lobov. The pair have spent years sparring at SBG gym in Ireland and the Russian was coached by McGregor for The Ultimate Fighter 22.
Artem Lobov open to boxing Jake and Logan Paul if the money is right
Cole Shelton - December 10, 2020
Artem Lobov is open to boxing either of the Paul brothers. After Jake Paul knocked out Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. undercard, the 23-year-old called out the likes of Dillon Danis and Conor McGregor. Given those are his teammates, Artem Lobov says if those fights don’t come to fruition, he would take the fight and beat up Paul if he is paid accordingly.
Artem Lobov focused on getting million-dollar paydays, plans on retiring in two years
Cole Shelton - December 8, 2020
Artem Lobov "gutted" after return to MMA is cancelled due to COVID-19
Tom Taylor - December 8, 2020
Arena Fight Championship 2, an event that was slated to include the MMA return of Artem Lobov, has been cancelled due to several positive COVID-19 tests. The promotion announced this unfortunate news in a public statement on Tuesday.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 22 with Brandon Moreno, Artem Lobov, Renato Moicano, Daniel Pineda and Peter Barrett
Cole Shelton - December 8, 2020
The 22nd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC 256. We’re first joined by one-half of the main event, Brandon Moreno (2:46). Next, the GOAT, Artem Lobov (22:16) joins the show. Then, UFC lightweight, Renato Moicano (38:29) comes on. UFC featherweight, Daniel Pineda (56:10) joins the program. Closing out the show is UFC featherweight, Peter Barrett (1:08:30).
Artem Lobov calls for Zubaira Tukhugov to be cut from UFC
Tom Taylor - October 13, 2020
Artem Lobov wants Zubaira Tukhugov, a member of the UFC featherweight division, to be cut from the promotion’s roster. Lobov and Tukhugov have plenty of history, due primarily to their ties to Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov respectively.
Artem Lobov recounts favorite moments of UFC career
Tom Taylor - September 15, 2020
Artem Lobov has some fond memories from his time competing under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner. Lobov, who has a 14-15-1 overall record, competed in the UFC from 2015 to 2018. In that time, he amassed a 2-5 promotional record, defeating Teruto Ishihara and Chris Avila, and coming up short to top talents in Ryan Hall, Alex White, Cub Swanson, Andre Fili, and lastly, Michael Johnson.
Paulie Malignaggi confirms he's been contacted about boxing rematch with Artem Lobov
Tom Taylor - April 16, 2020
In 2019, at BKFC 6, Paulie Malignaggi stepped through the ropes for a bare-knuckle boxing match with MMA product Artem Lobov. Despite possessing far more pure boxing experience, Malignaggi lost a tight decision to his rival. Given the competitive nature of the bout, there was some talk of a rematch between the two. Speaking to BJPENN.com recently, Lobov confirmed that he was actually approached about competing in a boxing rematch with Malignaggi.
Artem Lobov says he's been approached about boxing rematch with Paulie Malignaggi
Cole Shelton - March 31, 2020
Artem Lobov is interested in fighting Paulie Malignaggi again but this time doing it in boxing. Lobov and Malignaggi fought last summer at BKFC 6 where it was a highly-anticipated bout. But, it was “The Russian Hammer” who edged out a decision win. Following the fight, many thought a rematch would make sense but Dave Feldman told BJPENN.com, Malignaggi was unlikely to fight in BKFC again.