Artem Lobov Eyeing Leave From UFC: ‘I have better offers for more money’

SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov has found himself on a bit of a losing streak inside the octagon as of late. With that in mind, the training partner to Conor McGregor is now considering options outside of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Artem Lobov is coming off of consecutive unanimous decision losses to Cub Swanson and Andre Fili. Now the fighter is set to take on Alex Caceres at UFC 223. The live pay-per-view event will take place April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

That being said, it would appear that Artem Lobov is already considering jumping to another promotion following the end of his fight contract with the UFC. Speaking in a recent interview, as reported by Bloody Elbow, Lobov revealed that boxing and K-1 are prime prospects for him at the moment.

“Perhaps boxing or K-1. I don’t lack any offers. I have a lot of offers on the table. Some very good financial offers for more money than I’m actually currently getting in the UFC.”

“UFC, this is the premier organization. This is where the toughest matchups are and this is what I’m always after. Of course it’s a place where I want to be. But I was gonna prepare that, if I was let go I had a plan of action in place.

“And I wasn’t gonna dwell on it, I wasn’t gonna be crying or begging or anything like that. I was ready to move on and tackle the next problem and see what happens next.”

“I know I’ve got the skill. I know there’s not a man in the world in any of the striking arts that would just run over me. So I’m comfortable in competing K-1 or boxing. And I still am, even though I’m in the UFC now.

“But perhaps at the end of my contract or whatever, or down the line in the future, I don’t wanna rule this one out. I certainly will explore all avenues. K-1, boxing, all of them.”

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