Artem Lobov granted his release request from the UFC

Artem Lobov has been released from the UFC following an eventful 2-5 run with the promotion.

According to The Mac Life’s Oscar Willis, Conor McGregor’s long-time training partner requested his release from the UFC.

On Tuesday, Lobov posted a number of tweets which hinted that he had left the UFC, which was later confirmed by Willis and ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.

The Russian-born Irish fighter has already pitched his services to multiple MMA promotions, such as KSW, One Championship, Bellator and Rizin.

SBG product Lobov also expressed his interest in taking both boxing and kickboxing bouts, calling out Amir Khan and Paulie Malinaggi.

During his time in the UFC, Lobov defeated Team Alpha Male’s Teruto Ishihara and Nate Diaz’s training partner Chris Avila.

However, he lost to bigger step-ups in competition, falling to Michael Johnson, Cub Swanson, Andre Fili, Ryan Hall and Alex White.

Lobov has an overall MMA record of 13-15-1 and reached the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 22 back in 2015 – his entry into the UFC.

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is an MMA writer who has covered the sport since 2013 for publications such as Vice Sports, Fightland, Sherdog and now Fighters Only, where he serves as freelance digital editor.