Artem Lobov & Ben Askren Get Heated On Twitter

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Earlier today (Tues. January 29, 2019) it was announced that the UFC has released Artem Lobov.

The UFC apparently wanted to wait to add Lobov to a card in April. However, Lobov didn’t want to wait that long to fight, and instead asked for his release. Lobov leaves the UFC on a three-fight losing streak, and has an overall mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 13-15-1(1 NC) . He is one of Conor McGregor’s main training partners at SBG Ireland.

Shortly after his release, Lobov took to Twitter to tag a bunch of promotions, letting everyone know he’s ready to fight:

“Locked and loaded, ready to take on anyone and everyone!!! Who wants it!!?! @BellatorMMA @KSW_MMA @rizin_PR @bareknucklefc @ONEChampionship @ACA_League

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UFC welterweight Ben Askren responded to Lobov, taking a shot at “The Russian Hammer”:

“Did the GoAT get cut? @frontrowbrian

This sparked a back-and-forth between Lobov and Askren, in which they exchanged insults:

“Keep that belt warm for me Ben, I’ll be back for it after I take over boxing”

“Artem you literally stink at fighting, your record is 13-15! I’m glad you’re living the gimmick because we are all getting a good laugh out of it l.”

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“Relax there Ben, I went the true fighters road and fought the best at every turn, I came up short often, but I gave it my all every time and never quit or hide from the challenge like some”

“Are you trolling me? Because there is no way you actually believe this right?”

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“Mate you were hiding in asia, fighting retired nike factory workers, win a real fight first then talk, pube head”