Bisping Thinks Lobov’s Move To BKFC Is A ‘Backwards Step’
Artem Lobov recently announced that he has signed a multiple fight contract with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC). This followed his release from the UFC.
While many fans were excited to hear that the team mate of Conor McGregor, was signing the the bare knuckle fighting promotion, one person who wasn’t so keen on the idea, was the former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. As he discussed on his podcast, ‘Believe You Me’. As transcribed my MMA News.
“I think it is a bit of a backwards step, bare knuckle boxing. I do, it’s dangerous especially with bare knuckle. Ultimately, I think it’s great though that these guys choose to do that under these rules and they go and get paid. They can continue to make a living and that’s what I’m in favor of. Do I think it’s a positive step forward for the sport? No, but there’s always been bare knuckle boxing. That’s been around for a long, long time. It’s been around in England for a long time. Basically, since the inception of combat sports bare knuckle boxing’s always been there. I’m just glad there’s a promotion like this.”
Lobov, or the GOAT as he is known throughout the MMA world, will make his BKFC debut on April 20th against fellow former UFC featherweight, Jason Knight.