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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

UFC 202: Artem Lobov Argues Imitating Diaz Brothers is a Bad Idea, “They Get Hit a Lot”

Artem Lobov (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Over the years, Nick and Nate Diaz have received plenty of praise for their boxing abilities, but evidently, none of it has come from Artem Lobov.

Lobov (11-12-1) is scheduled to fight the brothers’ teammate, Chris Avila (5-2), at UFC 202 on August 20th. Recently the featherweight spoke to UFC.com about the upcoming match-up, and Lobov had this to say about Avila:

“I’ve seen a few of his fights and I can clearly see that his style has been greatly influenced by the Diaz brothers,” Lobov said. “That really isn’t a style I would recommend anybody to imitate because it relies a lot on being really tough and being able to absorb punches.

“People always praise the Diaz brothers’ boxing, but they get hit a lot in their fights. They take a serious amount of punishment and it’s just their toughness that saves them. I honestly don’t know how people don’t see that.”

It should also be noted that Lobov is a teammate of Conor McGregor, who will rematch Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

Lobov is coming off a decision loss to Alex White at UFC FN 82 in February, while Avila will be making his UFC debut.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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