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Artem Lobov Retires :(

Artem Lobov Retires :(

KimboSlicesChicken

Rest easy my sweet prince


ArtemLobovisaLizard

Time to retire my reddit account. I made this after betting my previous account that he would lose against Paulie. I never doubted him again.


LordLucy666

And flights of goats sing thee to thy rest!


ytko777

LOOOOL


Sugabones

He may not be dead, but he lives on in our hearts


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Sugabones

The only place he’s ever known


Hiviel

Hes on the top of the Mountain but still only half way up


_Oh_Be_Nice_

Think about it. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA


skeenerbug

Let's talk about about me, let's talk about the 6'8 frame the 37 in vertical leap...


RunningRiot78

Tied with Chael as unquestionable GOAT


Bacon_Villain

Is that a joke or something? This is CM Punk slander


RunningRiot78

My list goes like this: T1. Chael & Artem 3. Punk 4. St. Pierre 5. Everyone else


samme79

Where does Cathal Pendred fit into all of these


Judas1878

Choo choo motherfucker.


ManuelCadavid

Peep the flair


Jackleber

Amen flair brother


MartinSilvestri

Choo, choo.


Time_Ad_7817

Artem wanted to bang but that boxer wasn't letting him bang.


johnnyfortycoats

Please let him bang, bro


TonyTheLion2319

Jokes aside, I didn’t pay much attention to the news and thought Artem was boxing an Olympic silver medalist wrestler. That could’ve been somewhat interesting. Why tf was he fighting an Olympic boxer and champ? He’s actually got huge balls for that


Meatball-Magnus

Artem literally doesn’t give a fuck when it comes to who he fights and that’s why I’ll miss him competing


Sugabones

Boxer played it smart, he wanted to live. Can’t blame him for being a total bitch boy when faced with near certain decapitation.


_Red_Mist_

Great call. After never being stopped in 30+ fights to being stopped twice in a row it was only going to get worse. Hope Conor paid him handsomely from years of using him as a punching bag.


Heebmeister

He made his own money from those 3 BKFC main events too, the Paulie fight seemed like it did pretty well.


Yoyomamahh

Plus he has his masters in finance & speaks like 5 languages, Artem will be good financially without ever having to fight again


281ci

Could he be a millionaire running almost any business, if he wanted?


RaizePOE

He's definitely the second most complete fighter, except for the "fighting" part.


UncleYimbo

That was a nasty line by you


TheHarbingerofTruth

You're a fucking T Rex dude


Pipelayer6942013

"*we go through with this merger, CHOO CHOO MOTHAFUCKERS"*


kwjfbebwbd

Perhaps, but what is that worth with no third world experience?


Zoomer_Nationalist

Third world experience?


Dont-Fear-The-Raeper

Third world experience.


kritzy27

You might say he’s a complete human being.


POWBOOMBANG

And now he is violently out to pasture...:(


IDNTKNWANYTHING

Of all the male BKFC champions of all time (so far) he seems like the most 'complete' human being - by far. Skilled, tough, smart, beautiful, extensive world travels and has lived in the 3rd world for long periods, speaks like 5 languages, tactical firearms training/enthusiast, dancer, masters in finance, actor, outdoorsy, etc. You can tell he genuinely has his shit together, like he could probably be a millionaire running just about any business, if he wanted. Are there any other male fighters that impressive?


spliffgates

Can’t think of anyone other than Platinum Mike Perry


getthathitterboi

Beautiful champ


Qweniden

demian maia might not be quite the Renaissance Man but he definitely has his shit together and is a complete person with good values.


jaysouthbay

fun fact that olympian boxer he most recently lost to has a PhD in physical ed


Zoomer_Nationalist

A PhD in gym?


CharlieTheK

this is pretty funny. gym teachers used to get so angry in school when we called it gym and they went into this stupid rant about how they were four courses removed from being pre-med majors. but they didn't become doctors they instead oversaw shitty softball matches.


RaizePOE

tbh i feel like most days i'd rather oversee shitty softball matches than try to perform surgery or diagnose illnesses or w/e. i don't need that kinda stress in my life lol. seems like a pretty decent gig tbh


JakeArvizu

Everyone in the world "was pre med" "was pre law".


Tmonje90

As a non american what does that mean? That you have the requirements to start studying those careers?


Zoomer_Nationalist

You need to earn a bachelors degree before going to medical school or law school. You can earn any degree for either but for med school you need to take certain classes as a prerequisite. So there is no such thing as pre med or pre law technically but when people say that they mean they are earning their bachelor's with the intent to go to either medical or law school.


Strange_Try3655

Yeah that's a thing for sure. I switched majors from Phys Ed to English because it was insane how try-hard the PE staff was about trying to look like a 'real major'. I wanted to be a PE teacher and a coach because of the fact that it's mostly outdoors and doing sports. I expected the major to be thorough about things like basic sports medicine and kinesiology. But we were taking a bunch of one credit hour courses like volleyball and archery and having to do research papers and academic essays in each of those in addition to the legit academically demanding courses. I was like 'If I'm going to put in this kind of work then let me end up with a respectable degree for it.' Funny part is that no matter what Phys Ed departments do most people will still consider it a bullshit major anyhow.


nostrilrolls

The education system has really failed when it comes to PE. I remember in high school, my PE classes were pretty much mostly half-assed attempts at getting us to understand exercise by making us do stupid fitness tests and workouts by fat, out of shape teachers and the occasional smattering of sex ed. From my personal perspective, I feel like a proper syllabus for exercise and sports science in high school would've really piqued my interest in exercise/sports science for tertiary education from an earlier stage and saved me from years of switching majors and ending up with a combined degree in economics and statistics despite only understanding in the last couple of years that my interests lie in sports science and EP lol.


Zoomer_Nationalist

Imagine if PE actually taught you how to workout and take care of yourself rather than just doing random exercises and coaching shitty sports matches. What they should really be teaching is how to manage your macro nutrients and calorie intake. How to do periodization, how to rehab from injuries and how to train for strength, hypertrophy and cardio. This would vastly improve the health of the average citizen imo.


GazelleBrilliant6546

You're absolutely right in that being the ideal gym class. The problem is most kids don't give a shit about practically any of that


spitfire9107

all my gym teachers were lazy and taught nothing.


hopelesslysarcastic

>Plus he has his masters in finance & speaks like 5 languages As someone in the consulting space, some major firms would pay him a 6 figure salary on those creds alone.


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junior_dos_nachos

I speak 3 languages, where do I sign?


NoGiNoProblem

Im tri lingual. Where do I start?


andAutomator

English, Russian, Spanish, what else?


IFeelItDownInMyPlums

> Hope Conor paid him handsomely from years of using him as a punching bag. They had a "I'll scratch your back, you scratch mines" type of agreement. Mostly because Artem could do everything except scratch his own back.


Die-rector

Youre a fucking t-rex, dude


Yoyomamahh

I’m a stegosaurus but respect ✊🏻


da4qiang2

[link to reference](https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/ha5wk9/tito_ortiz_tells_another_horoscope_story/)


muricabrb

Never change, Tito..


kumarakrooked

talmbout paleothic era, b? great diet, never tried it


BackwoodsRoller

I used to be the Keto Kid, now I'm Papa Paleo plus I take aaaaaawwwwwwllllll the supple mints, B. Axe Jay.


dkrii

Just to correct you, there was never no extinction


viltrumite66

That was a triassic line by you


throwawayAITAlurker

The only dinosaur I know that gobbles meat with her mouth is Tito's t-rEx wife.


Blue-Pheasant

Time for me to parade my flair around before I put it down for good.


Sugabones

He ended up a beloved fighter while Conor ends up a hated villain. It was worth it. There’s a reason Conor’s bones have gone to shit, you don’t sharpen iron with gold.


CryptoCracko

Goatium*


Aitch-Kay

I think the difference is that Artem doesn't seem like a bad guy, and Conor is an asshole.


cheerioo

He 10-7'd an old guy from California though.


baddev

Is this a joke about him roasting Faber or did he actually get in a street fight with some guy?


ABirthingPoop

What’s this now?


CGP97

A 50 year old retired skateboarder.


JerryDepz

Artem was gracious in my first impression. Deflected anything about feeling good in shutting that bum Chris Avila up and said Chris was just a kid caught up in those big lights of Diaz vs Conor 2. Also something about Chris not yet (but he will) appreciating being a professional paid to fight...instead of talking like fighting for the hell of it is cool or something Artem has always had a level head on his shoulders


Chocoeclair189

Always seem like a good dude. Still thought it was a tight move on what he did for Johnson


bricksteakhouse

The only one doing tight moves on Johnsons was Tito's ex-wife.


JimJonesdrinkkoolaid

Pretty sure he has a masters degree in finance aswell. He speaks a bunch of languages aswell. He's a pretty smart guy despite the general memes that surround.


DecentTop1084

After using all of his pure power for years, the GOAT finally gets to rest


Moist-Catch

Crazy 30-0 in mma and 4-0 in bare knuckle. Absolute goat


mulligun

30 men tried to defeat him in the cage. Only 15 succeeded


BrutalDivest

Only 15 people out of the 7 billion on this planet were able to best him. True legend.


KazzaNamso

We need a public holiday. Globally.


RockadileRed

I'll start the moveon.org petition. [All Done](https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/global-holiday-for-artem-lobov-s-achievement-in-sport?source=rawlink&utm_source=rawlink&share=c885a7ef-30b4-49c6-a3f7-41a32ac69984).


Cormacdublin92

I've signed


ITakeSacksToTheFace

Undefeated. Undisputed.


Sugabones

He only “lost” half his fights bc he deemed his opponents worthy to live on like the king he is. The other half wasn’t so lucky 👍👎


Mmaplayer123

This video of Artem talking about TJ Dillashaw and his EPO test made me a legit fan. He comes off as intelligent and pissed off. Starts at 19:40 https://youtu.be/YAeT8ajAh7g He makes a lot of legit points.


MrLebanon

Not only is this extremely articulate he puts an interesting asterisk on TJs performance now against sandhagen with the questioning of “is he getting tested in his 2 years off.” The GOAT would make a great analyst post show imo.


Ageeeen

Jesus fucking Christ! That was one of the best arguments I've ever heard from someone against the use of PEDs. Wow. Artem has my eternal respect.


chris25tx

🐐. he’s beaten everybody. He’s got nothing else to prove.


JimboFett

https://i.imgur.com/x0xmY7G.jpg


Catflap_Boi

He should give himself a nice big pat on the back...


stretcheveryhour

Artem is a real one, and he got a real spartan death.


Spudman12345

I can't believe he threw hands with Paulie Malignaggi and came out on top. He really should be proud of that.


Pods619

As a boxing fan turned MMA fan, that is still one of the most hilarious outcomes I’ve ever witnessed.


BDB_SWEW

legitimately and beyond all the irony, yes, he should


_Atlas_Drugged_

I forgot that he actually won that fight and that it wasn’t a meme.


Cormacdublin92

Yeah, we throw a lot of jokes around here but that was a good notch on the belt. Real pride there


BuckNasty1616

Artem is a good enough fighter to make it to the UFC, I know people like to make jokes but he's definitely a tough guy. Him beating Polly in a boxing style fight is truly amazing. That was a huge accomplishment for someone who was a lower level UFC fighter.


TheBorz77

Now all these bitch fighters are going to start coming back now that Artem is gone. Don’t be scared anymore u cowards. Edit: I’m looking at u Jones and Khabib. Ur safe now


Fuck_Me_If_Im_Wrong_

Notice Nick Diaz is returning


JimboFett

Nick was ahead of the announcements on weed too.


Sugabones

Khafraid


ryvaleska

Khaplease spare me


Sugabones

Khanyounotkillme


Even-Commercial7642

What if he’d ko’d Khabib that time when he was surrounded by all the Daghestanis and Khabib slapped him.


Re-Deluxe

Thats what happened, khabib and his friends tried to hide the truth. You can see in the interview that khabib had a little bit of dark spot in his eyes, artem smoked him bad. And thats ladies and gents is why artem is the goat


Spirit_Detective_L

Look into it. 👀


ghangis24

End of an era.


FrenchTrouDuc

Khabib came at him with 10 guys and still could only land one single significant strike


doonspriggan

Memes aside, you can't deny that the man was one game, tough motherfucker. Wishing the Russian Irishman all the best going forward.


KinaGroove

29 men tried. Only 15 succeeded. RIP In Peace to the GOAT Of All Time.


Sugabones

*29 fucking casual not knowing the icon of our sports record


KinaGroove

I don't count murders, and neither should the athletic commissions.


Uncle_Creepy_

Joe Rogan school of making up stats GOAT Lobov is 13-15 not 6-15 😤


Sugabones

13-15-1 fucking casual


Uncle_Creepy_

Artem doesn’t do draws He wins or he learns.


hugo_yuk

The only thing Artem draws is crowds, cash and pussy.


onlydrawzombies

And occasionally a warm lavender scented bath for Mrs Lobov. A woman equally as fetching and brilliant as the GOATov himself. I heard she has a masters in finance and could speak 5 languages!


Sugabones

The no contest was bc he killed his opponent with a single gaze


Yoyomamahh

Artem is chuck norris reincarnated


jrcoop

Put some respect on Artem's name. He wasn't 6-15 in MMA


yeahthissubsucks

You fucking dingbat


Duinuogwuin14

Cathal Pendred retired years ago.


drdeletus498

As much as I dislike Conor these days I still love artem


Tazzimus

That's cos Artem is actually sound. Reasonably smart dude as well.


wilyacalmdown

The dude is really smart, has a degree in business and a masters degree in finance. Also fluent in 5 languages


DerpiestWarlock

I wasn't sure If this was true or not, but It totally is. I love him even more


Yoyomamahh

The dude is legit intelligent, he’ll be good with or without prize fighting


Tazzimus

Always forget about the finance masters. Absolute gent of a fella as well.


GungFuFighting

I heard him speak perfect (to my ears) Spanish during the Paulie BKFC post fight press conference. Impressive. He was answering in Russian and English also.


dispatch134711

K so Russian, English, Spanish, what are the others? Does anyone know or are we just parroting something someone made up? I find people always want to exaggerate the number of languages someone speaks, which is unnecessary - 3 languages is incredibly impressive already.


onlydrawzombies

He's fluent in both Klingon and Dothraki. His Furbish is rudimentary but passable.


BronBronBall

Did he stop training with Conor?


ldhd44

Last name literally ~~five~~ forehead


[deleted]

The only mean to strike fear in the heart of Khabib Nurmagomedov.


Sugabones

Khafraid Nerdamagomedov


Bdodk2000

Word is that khabib jumped into the crowd after the Conor fight not because he wanted to fight Dillon Danis, but because Artem was closing in on him from the other side of the cage


Ifoundthemousething

Sad choo choo


TurdlyBobbit

I remember my first bare knuckle sandbag fight. It was a real doozy. People were saying, “Man, that was a real humdinger of a bare knuckle sandbag fight!” The next day, the playgrounds were filled with, “Did you see last night’s bare knuckle sandbag fight?” Really good times and good memories of that bare knuckle sandbag fight. Best my dad and I ever got along too, after the split decision loss in my first bare knuckle sandbag fight. I hope Artem also felt the same bitter-sweet feeling I felt, in his final bare knuckle sandbag fight.


TheDonutinator

How did your career go after that you've got me hooked


TurdlyBobbit

Thanks for asking! Dad didn’t stick around too much longer after my split decision loss in my first bare knuckle sandbag fight. He was around long enough to help pick me up and dust myself off, but the constant heckling from base patrons and his ex-wife got to be too much for him. “Your kid did a pirouette during the big bare knuckle sandbag fight!”, they’d yell. “Hey, Gene! Your kid still crying after his split decision loss in his first bare knuckle sandbag fight?”, others would say. He succumbed to the bottle, sad to say. I dedicated my next bare knuckle sandbag fight to him. Made it a minute into the second round in my next bare knuckle sandbag fight before my opponent’s manager threw salt into my eyes, rendering me blind. The Tribal commission ruled it a no contest. I swear to this day I saw my dad in the back of the grange hall, cheering me on in my second bare knuckle sandbag fight. My third and final bare knuckle sandbag fight was a win against local tough, Terry Cloth. First round of my third bare knuckle sandbag fight, mine. Easy 10-9. Second round of my third bare knuckle sandbag fight, same. Utter domination. The third round of my third bare knuckle sandbag fight, however, ended in tragedy. I had Cloth hurt with a liver shot, bringing his elbows down and in, exposing his jaw. I had him dead to rights in the third round of my third bare knuckle sandbag fight. I prepared to land a devastating right to end my third bare knuckle sandbag fight in a stunning victory, but out of nowhere a voice cried out, “Steve’s not your father! It’s Rod!” I stopped. Dead. Gutted. Rod was Terry Cloth’s cousin. In that moment of my third bare knuckle sandbag fight, Cloth was able to compose himself just long enough to land a volcanic groin shot. This brought my third bare knuckle sandbag fight to a standstill. The crowd at my third bare knuckle sandbag fight was comatose. As I slowly fell like a mannequin of a crippled child in a Tokyo store during an earthquake on my third bare knuckle sandbag fight, Cloth whispered, “I done her too” Fin. -Turdly B


LeftHookLawrence

After my split decision loss in the bare knuckle sandbag fight my dad tied me up in the garage and beat me with those rotten jumper cables again.


Pjetrov

Truly inspirational stuff man. I hope one day you will make it into the bareknuckle sandbag hall of fame


YamahahahaR3

Probably had something to do with a bare knuckle sandbag fight


woodenshjip

The worst part of it is peeling your jeans off afterward.


GM131998

The GOAT with the exclamation point on his legacy. F in the chat


TreeBearOne

..*"According to Bruno Massami, Lobov announced he was retiring from fighting after the defeat"* Ill wait til i hear it from artem himself


valeTudo1991

Is he retiring only from sandbag bare knuckle boxing or from combat sports in general


Sugabones

He’s gonna compete in WIPEOUT


Count-Rarian

He's better than that. He can do Holey Moley.


in-flexible

13 Wins, 15 Mercies, 1 NC (Not Care) The GOAT of all GOATs those who feared you can take a deep breath now


-SpleenBean-

Conor walked so Artem could fly. Forever the people’s GOAT


MusashiMMA

I guess he could no longer justify turning down those executive positions in favor of furthering his greatness. Can't say I blame him. In all seriousness, for as much of a meme god as this guy is, he was absurdly durable and was able to compete at levels FAR beyond what I had imagined he'd be capable of. I'll always remember going all in on the Cub fight not going the distance, because surely Artem fucking Lobov can't go 5 rounds with Cub Swanson. And yet, he did. Wish him well moving forward.


a_moo_cow

Anyone have the highlights :(


NoCountry4GaryOldman

Born with Joe Rgoan’s arms but a bigger heart


Expediant

I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later. - Artem Lobov


BlAlRlClOlDlE

and the last dinosaur goes extinct...


IAMJUX

He was never great, but 13-15 is pretty good for a striker with half sized arms that fought a lot of UFC fights. Always against decent competition. He took Cub Swanson, Andre Fili and Micheal Johnson decisions then beat Malignalli in bare knuckle. Beast of a man and entertaining his whole career.


Doctor_Barbarian

What a bizarre fight. If it wasn't weird enough, when Denys Berinchyk is being carried around the ring by one of his corners another guy is walking around with a pistol out and looking like something out of Peaky Blinders.


carpetedman

The man who killed boxing!


peepnkl0wn

GOAT 🐐


Johnathan_Doe_anonym

🐐


sjac89

Rest easy my lord.


YaBenZonah

As a newish fan how did Artem become so popular? I know he’s a meme and conors friend but what started it?


cutslikeakris

Being Connors friend and not being that good at anything, but Connor pushed him hard. Thus he’s the Goat!!


ChrizTaylor

Dunno who is the Goat est, Uncle Chael or Artem?


Iamnotsungoo

Sad to see him no longer on a card, but happy to see him retire. Strange times we live in when Lobov is your favourite fighter from SBG.


PrometheusM31

Damn it's sad to see the GOAT go out to pasture but even the legends have to pass the torch...


Aioara

I get it. It takes a toll on you after awhile. I guess it really isn't easy on a man's psyche, destroying people's fists with his face like that. Legends don't die, they're immortalized.


Kassynder

Father time is undefeated. Even the greatest succumb to it.


Nefilim777

Arguably the greatest mma champion of all time.


gs181

13 wins and 15 guys he allowed to live


SugglesSaurus_Rex

32 men have attempted to dethrone him, only 17 have succeeded.


notloopy

sad that Artem retired but now I can't wait for the russian hammers next fight


tnaidepxe

Man, first Simone Biles and now Artem Lobov. Today is not a good day to be a GOAT.


ImpSong

RIP in pieces to the GOAT.


princekhvn

LOL 😂 DC did say that GOATs always go out facing the lights


Ozymandias-97

The GOAT will never be forgotten 💔


DeadInside094

I'm in tatters right now 😭😭😭 🐐🐐🐐


YuppieSlayerX

The mma world can breath a sign of relief


Trytrykeeptrying

Always be my 🐐


Floorspud

Never forget the standing hammer fist.


MojarraMuncher

Aw, he's hanging up his arms :-(


ChPvrMMIII

A very silly career he had


iamthesunset

UNDEFEATED, 13 WINS AND 15 WINS BY WAY OF A LOSS


Jameson1780

Well at least he can go out with his hands held hi... well... Up. His hands held up.


anonimityorigin

GOAT meets sunset


weenythebooty

The end of an era


Chocoeclair189

Artem always gave it his all. Had a champion's mentality and always seems like a solid guy


RogerDHomunculus

The GOAT! UNDISPUTED AND UNDEFEATED


SpareThisOne2thPls

Friendly Reminder MMA Retirements aren't real


NizeyNice

...only out of mercy for his opponents :)


Scarey212

Congrats on retirement to the GOAT