Artem Lobov is a man of his word.
Prior to his fight with Michael Johnson last month at UFC Fight Night 138, Lobov told MMAjunkie that if Johnson missed weight for their bout, he wouldn’t accept the money he’d be fined by the commission. The understanding here was that Johnson accepted the fight on just three weeks’ notice after Lobov’s original opponent, Zubaira Tukhugov, was pulled for attacking Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 post-fight melee.
As it turned out, Johnson missed weight by one measly pound for their featherweight fight and was fined 20 percent by the athletic commission. By rule, Lobov couldn’t just decline it.
In my book respect is always earned, never given. Hats off to @rushammer for not only a tough fight our last outing, but also being a man of your word. Respect was earned, hands down. #victory #teammenace #securethebag #bagsecured #menacecity #ufc
Just another reason why Lobov is the GOAT.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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