Artem Lobov believes his challenger Paulie Malignaggi at the much anticipated bare knuckle grudge match commands no respects from the division fighter.
Barely some 24 hours out from the fight between Lobov and Malignaggi, a fight that is expected to make headlines at BKFC 6 in Florida on Saturday, Lobov says the final talk prep is on for the two, but that ‘no one respects this guy.’
“No one respects this guy,” Lobov said at Thursday’s BKFC 6 press conference (via MMA Junkie). “How could you respect this guy? I guarantee you his own parents are watching him at home going, ‘Where did it all go wrong? How did we not bring this guy up the right way? What is wrong with our son?’ I guarantee it happens like this. And they’re asking the same question: ‘Son, what is wrong with you? Seriously, look at what you’re doing.’
“There is such a thing as building a fight. That’s no problem. We’re going in to fight each other. That takes a certain level of intensity that you have to have. You’re going in there to hurt the guy, and he’s trying to hurt you. But this guy has crossed over the line, and I think anybody that has any kind of respect in them, that understands what respect is, will not be on this guy’s side.”
It is obvious that there is no love lost between the two contenders and the feeling is mutual.
“I respect nothing about this guy,” Malignaggi said of his BKFC foe.
The outcome of the fight will show who is truly lacking respect among fans.