08 Nov - 
Artem Lobov kept his word and gave Michael Johnson the money he was fined for missing weight

Artem Lobov is a man of his word.

Prior to his fight with Michael Johnson last month at UFC Fight Night 138, Lobov told MMAjunkie that if Johnson missed weight for their bout, he wouldn’t accept the money he’d be fined by the commission. The understanding here was that Johnson accepted the fight on just three weeks’ notice after Lobov’s original opponent, Zubaira Tukhugov, was pulled for attacking Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 post-fight melee.

As it turned out, Johnson missed weight by one measly pound for their featherweight fight and was fined 20 percent by the athletic commission. By rule, Lobov couldn’t just decline it.

And so, after winning a unanimous decision, Johnson wondered if Lobov would be a “man of his word.” We got our answer Thursday (via Twitter).

In my book respect is always earned, never given. Hats off to @rushammer for not only a tough fight our last outing, but also being a man of your word. Respect was earned, hands down.

Just another reason why Lobov is the GOAT.

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