Artem Lobov says feud with Khabib Nurmahomedov is far from over

Artem Lobov and Khabib Nurmagomedov have history, and it appears their feud is far from over.

At UFC 223, Nurmagomedov and his team went up to Lobov. There, he slapped the SBG Ireland product in the face. It immediately caught the attention of Conor McGregor who is Lobov’s teammate. The Irishman then went to Brooklyn and threw a dolly at the fighter bus containing ‘The Eagle’.

The rivalry was expected to continue when Lobov was set to fight Zubaira Tukhugov, a teammate of Nurmagomedov. But, after Tukuhgov was suspended for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee, and the fight was off, Lobov asked for his release. He then signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

Even though “The Russian Hammer” is focused on BKFC and his upcoming fight against Jason Knight, he says the feud between him and Nurmagomedov is far from over.

“Definitely, things are not fine,” Artem Lobov said on Chael Sonnen’s YouTube channel. “There’s some unsettled business there, and I think in due course it will all be settled. But as of now, it’s definitely not. Not even close.”

Yet, Artem Lobov says there are some positives that the beef is not settled. One positive is the fact he is getting more fans from it. And, in turn, is making more money. So, he is happy with where it is at.

“It’s Khabib’s fans obviously. I have a lot of Russian fans, myself, that support me – and obviously he has a lot of guys that support him,” he said. “So obviously his guys that support him, they always have a lot to say about me, but I don’t mind. It keeps my name in the headlines, it keeps my name in the Internet searches. And, as a result, it keeps my salary nice and high.”

Whether or not Lobov and Nurmagomedov will ever settle their feud is to be seen. But, the rivalry between the two camps seems to be as heated as ever.

What do you make of the feud between Artem Lobov and Khabib Nurmagomedov? Sound off in the comment section, PENN Nation!

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Nate Diaz responds to fan who lost his rent money betting on him at UFC 244

Nate Diaz has responded to a fight fan who allegedly lost his rent money betting on the Stockton native in the UFC 244 main event.

Diaz was defeated by Jorge Masvidal by way of third round TKO, this after the cage side physician called a stop to the scrap due to lacerations on the eye of the ‘Stockton Slugger’.

It was a tough loss for Nate, who immediately called for an immediate rematch with ‘Gamebred’.

While Masvidal seemed interested in the rematch UFC President Dana White did not share the same enthusiasm.

With that, Nate Diaz said he could see the “f*ckery” beginning and said it was time for him to once again step away from the fight game.

Most recently the youngest Diaz brother assured fans that he was not retiring but just taking a break. He also took a shot at Masvidal, suggesting that ‘Gamebred’ wanted out of the fight in the third round.

Diaz also took the time to respond to a fight fan who claimed that he had lost his rent money betting on Nate to win at UFC 244.

Check that out below courtesy of @Killashaww on Twitter:

“Nate I lost my rent money betting on you now I’m sleeping in my car till I can come up with my half.” the Fan wrote on Instagram.

“Don’t trip I got ur bitchass 💯” Nate Diaz replied.

It would appear that Diaz is offering to refund the fan for the money he lost, but that is just speculation at this point.

Now that Nate Diaz has revealed that he is NOT retiring, who would you like to see him fight next? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on bjpenndotcom November 11, 2019

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Jorge Masvidal’s team issued a prompt response to Nick Diaz’s apparent fight callout. (see above video)

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Gilbert Burns calls for fight with Anthony Pettis

Gilbert Burns has his eyes set on Anthony Pettis for his next fight.

Burns, who is on a four-fight winning streak, has taken back-to-back short notice fights at welterweight. There, he handed Alexey Kunchenko his first loss as a pro and followed that up with a decision win over Gunnar Nelson to enter the top-15 of the division.

Given he has fought at both welterweight and lightweight, the Brazilian has called for a fight with Anthony Pettis, who has also competed in both weight classes.

“Let’s make this fight happen. BURNS X PETTIS @showtimepettis @ufc @seanshelby @danawhite @aliabdelaziz,” Burns tweeted.

Burns has been calling for a ranked opponent since his win over Nelson, where he originally told BJPENN he wanted Neil Magny.

“I hope so. I don’t how things are going with USADA, I hope he can be cleared, I think he is. That fight makes sense, I hope it happens,” Burns explained. “He hasn’t fought for a while and I’m doing good at 170, my record in the UFC is 3-0 at welterweight. Fans are liking me so hell yeah I want that fight.”

Yet, he has shifted his focus to Pettis who is 10th in the welterweight division and 11th at lightweight. So, Gilbert Burns believes it is a good fight for him and a very intriguing matchup. Pettis is a striker and will look to keep the fight on the feet, while Burns has shown he has solid striking is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, so he should have the advantage on the ground.

It also makes sense ranking wise as Pettis is 1-1 at welterweight and coming off the loss to Nate Diaz. So, there is a chance he will have to fight down in the rankings where Burns is ranked 14th and on the rise at 170 pounds.

Gilbert Burns vs. Anthony Pettis is a fight that could headline a Fight Night card or be on the main card of a pay-per-view. However, “Showtime” has yet to respond to the callout so it is unknown if he is interested in the fight.

Would you want to see Gilbert Burns vs. Anthony Pettis? And, if it does happen, who do you think would win? Sound off in the comment section, PENN Nation!

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