The dust has settled on the Oct. 21 event, but speaking at the Irish premiere for the documentary Conor McGregor: Notorious, Lobov reiterated his belief that he should be cut following his loss to the Team Alpha Male fighter.
“Now that I have lost to Fili — and this is no disrespect to him — but now with two losses in a row, and the last loss was not exactly to the best guy out there, I feel like other people in my situation would be cut,” Lobov told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday night.
“If someone didn’t deserve to be in the UFC, in the past I was always the first guy to tell them, so now I feel like I don’t really deserve a UFC contract.
“It’s only fair that I get cut as well.”
Lobov recently had a back and forth with former two-time boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi on Twitter. “The Russian Hammer” confirmed that a boxing contest would appeal to him and claimed he would also be interested in competing in K-1.
“It’s not just boxing I’m considering, it’s K-1 too. That’s something I’ve always liked,” he said. “When I first fought in K-1, I knocked out a guy in two minutes. That’s something that might appeal to me too.”
Lobov went on to say that he would like to compete a lot more regularly. The SBG man only contested two bouts in 2017 and would prefer to be much more active going forward with his career.
“I’ve said what I said about the UFC, but another thing is, I really want to fight as much as I possibly can. This two fights a year thing, that’s not for me,” he said.
“I want to stay busy because that’s when I feel I improve the most. I feel I have the necessary skills to compete with the best, I wouldn’t have even aimed for the UFC if I didn’t think I did.
“I bring in the hardest sparring partners you can imagine and I’m going through the guys. Honestly, I’m destroying people in sparring, but for some reason I haven’t been able to show my full potential in the UFC.”