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Artem Lobov Speaks on Conor McGregor’s Game Ahead of Floyd Mayweather Fight

August 12, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Artem Lobov

MMAjunkie recently spoke to UFC fighter Artem Lobov ahead of Conor McGregor’s upcoming boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lobov is McGregor’s friend and longtime training partner. Below are some highlights.

Lobov on how everything has been perfect for McGregor: “Everything is absolutely perfect from his meal plans, diet, his training, his sparring – everything, literally. No stone has been left unturned, and everything has gone very smooth. So, Aug. 26, there’s going to be a very scary animal in that ring with Floyd.”

Lobov on McGregor’s confidence: “He always was a confident man, but when you capture two UFC world titles, something that hasn’t been accomplished before, that takes your confidence to the next level. Now you have real proof of what you believe in is in fact the truth. So of course his confidence is at an all-time high. His preparation, as well.”

Lobov on Conor’s talents: “Look at Conor’s fights: There’s not many decisions there. He’s been to a decision twice (in the UFC). Once with no leg, no ACL (against Max Holloway), and then another time (in the Nate Diaz rematch). Of course we’re going to knock out, we’re expecting a knockout. In a boxing fight, he’s going to have nowhere to hide, Mayweather. Conor will find him and catch him.”