In a sport especially as gruesome as MMA, the journey of an athlete is incomplete without a training partner.
Their are many stories of partners in crime in MMA however none of them being close to the friendship of double champ and Irish superstar Conor McGregor and former UFC featherweight Artem Lobov.
Despite the heights reached by McGregor in the sport of MMA, their friendship has remained the same. An another example of that was seen in Italy as Lobov and McGregor were seen shaking a leg at a friend’s wedding. (via Twitter):
Conor and Artem at a friend's wedding in Italy!! pic.twitter.com/Op9AATHDCh
— King Conor McGregor Fans (@KingMcgregorFC) August 30, 2019
Lobov first appeared in the MMA scene as a participant on TUF season 22 where he was coached by none other than McGregor. Lobov eventually made upto the finals. McGregor has often spoken about his loyalty towards his teammates.
The infamous bus incident was a byproduct of this loyalty only when current champ Kharab Nurmagomedov had an altercation with Lobov before UFC 223 in April 2018. McGregor flew all the way from Ireland just to give it back to Nurmagomedov.