Virtually a yr in the past right now, Artem Lobov was concerned in a heated altercation with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn, N.Y., which noticed “The Eagle” seize “The Russian Hammer” by the again of the neck.
See it once more right here.
That prompted Conor McGregor — Lobov’s pal and coaching accomplice — to hop on a non-public jet from Eire all the best way to Brooklyn to get at Khabib. What resulted was chaos, as “Infamous” hurled a dolly at a bus stuffed with fighters.
And the remaining, as they, is historical past.
Earlier right now, (Tues., April 2, 2019), Lobov was as soon as once more concerned in a bodily altercation, this time with ex-boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi, who slapped the previous UFC featherweight throughout a face-to-face confrontation (video).
This time round, nevertheless, Conor received’t be making the journey to New York for retaliation — at the very least not but. As a substitute, Conor took to social media to submit a collection of what I can solely assume are never-before seen footage of him clipping Paulie throughout their now-infamous sparring classes.
Listed below are just a few:
And there may be lots extra the place that got here from.
A lot was made about Paulie and Conor’s battle, with Conor claiming he knocked Malignaggi down cleanly (proof right here) and received the most effective of the general exchanges, whereas Paulie says it was additionally blown out of proportion. Since then, the 2 sides have been embroiled in a bitter back-and-forth dispute.
Paulie has been tried to persuade “Infamous” to take him on in an actual boxing match, however the fiery Irishman has proven littler curiosity.
As a substitute, Lobov and the previous boxing champion may very nicely discover themselves swinging naked knuckles at each other underneath the Naked Knuckle FC banner this June; assuming Artem will get a win over Jason Knight this Saturday night time (April 6, 2019) in Biloxi, Miss.
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