Artem 'the Goat Lobov will fight the former boxer Paulie Malignaggi in the main event of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 this Saturday on June 22.
The former UFC and star and a close friend of the former UFC champ champ Conor McGregor, Artem Lobov is pretty confident that he will send Paulie to his second retirement after the bare-knuckle fight.
"The talk is over for me. I've said everything I have to say. I just want to get in there with this man on Saturday night and show the world what happens when you run your mouth the way Paulie has.
"He's coming off the couch and he's only here for the money. It's the truth. Unfortunately for him, he bit off more than he can chew. He's going to make a nice paycheck, but I'm going to make two holes in his head and go home happy."
The Russian Hammer said.
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Lobov also talked about his bare-knuckle debut against Jason Kidd and said:
"I want to whoop this guy so bad. I actually liked my last opponent and you saw what happened to him.
"Number one, I just want to hurt this guy. I don't know how much he's going to be able to take at 40-years-old. He doesn't have the fire burning in his chest. "It's great to be here for this event and I'm thankful for everyone who made it happen. I'm going to put on a spectacular performance Saturday night."
Malignaggi, who is also a former World Champion boxer, believes this is the biggest match of his career. He last fought against Sam Eggington in 2017.
"This is the biggest fight of his career and he only got here because he started with me. I'm going to finish it on Saturday. I'm going to pummel this guy like he stole something. I'm going to teach him some manners. I've only been talking because of what his crew started."
The boxer said.
"I don't think there's a lot to say that hasn't already been said. This guy is so nervous he's not going to know what to do when the bell rings.
"This is a growing sport and it was a pleasant surprise to find out the fight would be here in Florida. I have a second home here and spend a lot of time in the state. It feels good to be competing here.
"I'm not impressed with Artem's last fight in BKFC. I thought he blew the fight. I thought everyone would realize how bad he is. I'm definitely not second-guessing myself after seeing that performance."