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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2019 MMA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: RESULTS – DAY 1

Manama: Below are the Official Results for Day 1 and Matches Schedule for Day 2 of the 2019 IMMAF | WMMAA World & Junior World Championships of Amateur MMA, taking place in Manama, Bahrain at the Khalifa Sports City Arena from 11 – 14, and 16 November.

Today’s schedule featured Round 32 of the Senior tournament and Round 16 of the Juniors. Tomorrow (Day 2) sees Round 16 of the Senior tournament and Round 8 of the Juniors, and the first women’s bouts of the competition.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s flagship, nations championship showcases a total of 440 athletes from 50 nations across the two tournaments, in 16 weight divisions (male and female).

Leandro Higo wants to welcome Sergio Pettis to Bellator

Leandro Higo (right) is coming off a submission victory over Shawn Bunch. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator bantamweight contender Leandro Higo wants to be the one to meet Sergio Pettis in his promotional debut.

The younger brother of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis decided to part ways with the UFC after a 14-fight run inside the Octagon to join Bellator, and Higo, who recently signed a new multi-fight deal with the company, is campaigning for the match.

“I would like to welcome Sergio Pettis to Bellator,” Higo told MMA Fighting. “Nothing against him, he’s just a big name that’s coming from the UFC.”

Higo (19-5) is coming off a submission win over Shawn Bunch in September, bouncing from defeats to Darrion Caldwell and Aaron Pico. Pettis (18-5), who holds wins over names like Joseph Benavidez and Brandon Moreno in the UFC, recently won a decision against Tyson Nam.

“It would be a good fight because not only he’s a big name, he’s also a great fighter,” Higo said. “He’s a versatile fighter. He likes to throw kicks, has good jiu-jitsu. He’s a high-level fighter and training for him would make a better athlete. He’s a skilled fighter, a good match-up. He’s not one of those fighters that lay back and not engage, so that would make this a great fight.”

A former LFA bantamweight champion, Higo has shared the Bellator cage with some of the best names the company has to offer, including Eduardo Dantas and Joe Taimanglo, and is only interested in facing the top echelon of the division.

“I’ve been fighting the best for a long time,” Higo said. “I fought the champions and the contenders and just beat Shawn Bunch, who isn’t very well known in MMA but is very popular in the wrestling world. I only want to fight big fights now.”