Artem Lobov: I Hope They’e Able To Wake Cub Swanson Back Up


Some have criticized the UFC for booking unranked featherweight Artem Lobov in a main event bout against No. 4-ranked Cub Swanson at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 108 (April 22, 2017) card, but “The Russian Hammer” appears to be quite confident in his chances.

In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Lobov said that he’s ‘broken many people’s faces before’ with his power and he isn’t sure if Swanson will be able to handle it:

“I don’t think he’s faced anyone with the kind of power I bring,” Lobov said.  “On my first fight on “The Ultimate Fighter” in the house, I broke a guy’s orbital bone. He didn’t leave his room for weeks. This is the kind of power that’s enough to crush people’s skulls. When I say I’m breaking people’s faces, I don’t say that just to sound cool. It’s a fact. I’ve broken many people’s faces before and I don’t think this is something Cub has faced before.

“Even “The Korean Superboy” managed to rock him. Imagine if I connect. I’m being dead serious here — I hope they’re able to wake him back up.”

Swanson’s last fight was indeed against “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi at this past December’s UFC 206 and it was a slugfest for the ages. After watching it, Lobov asked matchmaker Sean Shelby for the chance to share the cage with Swanson:

“I love fighting. I’m not in the sport for any other reason than the love of fighting so I just kept hassling them for a fight and they just wouldn’t give me one. Then I saw Cub’s fight versus “The Korean Superboy” [Doo Ho Choi] and I thought wow, what a great fight. I’d love to be involved in something like that and I thought Cub was a great matchup for me,” Lobov explained.

“So I just messaged Sean Shelby saying ‘listen Sean, I know you probably think Cub would beat me but please, let me prove you wrong’ and sure enough he gave me that chance. April 22 I get to prove him wrong and by the looks of it the whole world.”

The Russian Hammer” certainly has the chance of a lifetime with this bout and he’s well aware that most fight fans are doubting him, but he seems to embrace that and take it as motivation to shock the masses:

“There’s nothing more motivating than seeing people doubt you,” Lobov said. “There is no better feeling in the world than shutting them all up and proving them all wrong.”

Are you giving Lobov a chance against Swanson?

  • Murderous1

    McChicken and his whole camp exept maybe Gunner with the right match up will fall this year

    • Eyes OnPies

      Yes, their fall will be your rise to fame with the right comment.

    • Jess Fenchley

      McNugget will not fall, because he will not defend his belts. COWARD.

      • Jason bourne

        Much like u meatcrusher who deletes accounts and repeatedly starts another one just to follow one person youre in love with

        • Jess Fenchley

          Jamie Eyeles, you have to create five accounts just to have 4 people agree with you. Simpleton.

          • Jason bourne

            Meatcrusher, you have to start a new account each month just to troll me you love me that obsessively. Thia is your 8th account in the last 6 months..
            Such a pathetic traumatized fool you are

          • ????????????

            Oh meatcrusher. Go delete your account AGAIN for the 7th time and 12 months and start YET ANOTHER ONE just to troll me. Tragically pathetic

        • ????????????

          I know, its laughable!!!!!

  • Wabbit

    Lobov’s game plan is to shuffle forward, hoping his opponent allows him a chance to throw a haymaker and not take him down; Swanson is going to kick Lobov all over the Octagon, before choking him out.

  • Jess Fenchley

    Good night Lobov. Back to being McNugget’s asshat.

    • Jason bourne

      Oh meatcrusher you really are pathetic. Go delete your account then start another one just to follow someone.

      • Jess Fenchley

        Oh Jamie Eyeles, your delusion is hilarious. Go worship your Honda poster.

        • Jason bourne

          Oh jessica aka meatcrusher. Your lack of intelligence and rationality is hilarious. Go worship you holly blow up doll ????????????????????

        • ????????????

          Oh meatcrusher go delete your account AGAIN and start another one just to follow me.
          Tragically pathetic
          Go hump a trump doll

          • Jess Fenchley

            Jamie Eyeles, you are an embarrassment. Go hug your Ronda posters. Pathetic fan boy.

          • ????????????

            Meatcrusher youre a joke. The whole world knows it. Keep watching the dvd box set of my life since you are so obsessed with me.
            Pathetic buster holm fan child.
            Go hump a trump doll

          • Jason bourne

            Its a lost cause trying to educate an idiot like jessica aka meatcrusher

          • ????????????

            Looks like spyridon is coming in on his high horse to rescue his queen!!!!

          • Jason bourne

            Yep. Well f–k him and the horse he rode in on……

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          • Jason bourne

            Oh poor meatcrusher…..So sad you cant let go of your childish obsession of jamie. Really is pathetic for an adult to carry on like you do. Now delete your account AGAIN for the umpteenth time and start another one just to follow jamie.
            Tragic holm worshipper

      • ????????????

        Only a true moron would behave like jessica….

  • Juan Diablo

    Lobov is about to realize that he is only on the roster as a favor to Mac. Bad move asking for Killer Cub…

  • Shock Wave

    Does anyone not get this Rocky IV reference?
    “Russian Hammer”
    I break people’s faces
    “Siberian Bull”
    I must break you

    …. Calling out an aging, over the hill fighter, who thinks little of his opponent…

    “What are you guys doing?
    This is supposed to be an exhibition!”

    Cub gets savagely beaten in the first round, yet survives.

    The 2nd round, well, yknow…