Artem Lobov difende McGregor: “era pronto per combattere”

La settimana scorsa Conor McGregor aveva dichiarato di essersi offerto di combattere contro Frankie Edgar a UFC 222 per sostituire l’infortunato Max Holloway, ma Mark Henry, coach di Edgar aveva categoricamente smentito questa dichiarazione sostenendo che l’irlandese ha più volte rifiutato un match con Edgar.

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When you bring up @frankieedgar name that's the perfect picture for you @thenotoriousmma. You ducked him 3 times in the past, FE and his manager @aliabdelaziz000 asked for Conors name specifically when Max went down ( but we knew you only take stylistically what is a good match for you and you ducked him 3x already) it's bad enough of crappy posts putting people down when you have never defended a title cut lines to titles and 90 % of the time fight people in your comfort zone. I agree Connor is an AMAZING AMAZING fighter and has transcended the game with his accent, personality, wit, incredible fighting style and power ( which beat a great and one of my own guys) intelligence and don't forget trashing people some of the BEST standup I've ever seen in mma and I really thought had a chance first 2 rds to bear mayweather. But to constantly sit on the sideline and talk about a man who always wants to fight and always and only the BEST guys, a man the UFC always trys to side track FE weather Mendes ( they were trying to protect you) or Yair or another young killer. A fighter who should be at 35 but fights his whole career heavier and doesn't cry about someone being bigger like you constantly did with a 55er. A fighter who doesn't make excuses when he losses like size or cheesecake he just takes it like a man and gives credit when is due. A fighter who even though gives up height range weight his entire career has never quit or been stopped. Last time I checked that's 4 for you now buddy. You will NEVER EVER have the heart of Frankie or integrity. It's soo soo simple if your dog crap post is true fight Frankie next. Weather it be mma or boxing. ( And I promise you he won't hammer fist on top your head he knows the rules). But YOU WON'T! @thenotoriousmma with @get_repost ・・・ I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need. I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respe

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Ai microfoni di The MMA Hour, Artem Lobov dice che Conor parlava seriamente ed era pronto a rientrare, ma a suo dire UFC avrebbe declinato questo match tra i due perché non avrebbero avuto il tempo per promuovere adeguatamente l’evento:

“Era vero al 100%. Conor era pronto ad andare. Stavamo pianificando il da farsi; avremmo preso un volo per Las Vegas per fare un breve camp. I piani c’erano. Era tutto pronto. Conor voleva combattere. Gli parlavo sempre e mi diceva che era pronto per mostrare al mondo cosa è capace di fare. A quanto so io, UFC non era tanto per la quale perché c’era davvero poco preavviso e non ci sarebbe stato abbastanza tempo di costruire l’incontro. Da quello che ho sentito io, questa è stata la ragione principale.”