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Malignaggi: Lobov's MMA Fans F***ing Stupid, Made This Possible!

Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi has lashed out at the fan base of UFC veteran Artem Lobov.

The two fighters will collide on Saturday, in a bare knuckle fight, in the main event of BKFC 6 in Tampa, Florida.

There is a lot of tension with Malignaggi slapping Lobov at one media event, and a few weeks later the retired boxer spit in Lobov's face at a press conference.

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Their rivalry stems from Malignaggi's beef with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who is good friends with Lobov.

Malignaggi and McGregor had a huge fallout in 2017, after McGregor leaked footage of his sparring sessions with Malignaggi. The UFC star had used Malignaggi to prepare for his pay-per-view boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

Two years of animosity has created a financial opportunity for Malignaggi to face Lobov in a bare knuckle fight on pay-per-view. 

“I think of it like, thank god that this fan base in MMA is so f***ing stupid that they actually have made this possible,” Malignaggi told MMA Fighting.

“A fight this easy is possible in a main event situation. That’s how I look at it. I look at it in a thankful way. From that perspective I say yeah, I can’t believe I’m here. I’ve been in the ring with top fighters, main events inside stadiums and the biggest arenas in the world. I’ve been announced as a world champion. Believe me, it all goes through my mind. And now, I’m fighting this guy, who I don’t think has ever fought a guy who’s been a world champion, let alone fight for a title.

"So I catch myself and say I can only be thankful. There’s no way realistically possible to have a fight this easy against a bum of this level unless there is a fan base this stupid.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by j.razor on 06-18-2019

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19838543]Sht I still remember Ronda Rousey on the cover of The Ring Magazine! “She conquered MMA is boxing next”? Who ever signed off on that sht should be slapped and have their boxing card pulled and NEVER allowed to write…

Comment by A.K on 06-18-2019

You know what I will be watching this there is no way feather fists does any real damage

Comment by Chrismart on 06-18-2019

He's angry at the MMA fans because they had a joke at his expense during the McGregor situation. McGregor is the only reason this fight is happening. Paulie uploads videos of himself spitting at painting of McGregor on a wall.…

Comment by j.razor on 06-18-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19838467]If you have to fight a former world title holder in a bare knuckle fight, Malignaggi is definitively the man to pick.[/QUOTE] LMMFAO! That's funny.

Comment by ikigai on 06-18-2019

Malignaggi seems out of his element lol, why is he so angry? I know the dude has heart though. I'll be tuning in for this.

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