UFC: Ben Askren and Artem Lobov engage in epic Twitter banter

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Former UFC featherweight, TUF 22 Finalist and Conor McGregor’s long-time teammate Artem Lobov (13-15-1 MMA, 2-5 UFC) has been released by the UFC.

Lobov himself demanded for his release and UFC obliged despite having three fights left on his contract. Lobov however is open for opportunities in all MMA, boxing and kickboxing. Recently signed former Bellator and ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben ‘Funky’ Askren took to Twitter with a sarcastic tweet mentioning Lobov as the ‘GOAT’ with reference to his 13-15 record. (via Twitter):

Lobov replied with a tweet of his own that Askren should keep his warm until he (Lobov) ‘takes’ over boxing. (via Twitter):

Askren still had some words about Lobov (via Twitter):

An undefeated Askren will make his much anticipated UFC debut at UFC 235 against former UFC welterweight champion ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler.

Lobov, nevertheless, had his moments under the UFC banner. Lobov started his journey with TUF season 22 and was coached by none other than his teammate Conor McGregor. Lobov gathered an impressive record of 3-1 with three finishes, two of them being against current UFC lightweights Julian Erosa and Chris Gruetzemacher. Lobov also headlined a card taking on veteran Cub Swanson in April 2017. Lobov is now trageting the MMA organisations of Bellator, ONE FC, ACA League, KSW and RIZIN. Lobov also has his eyes on GLORY Kickboxing and Bareknuckle boxing.

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