‘Hats off to Artem Lobov for being a man of his word’: Michael Johnson praises Lobov for UFC Moncton promise

‘Hats off to Artem Lobov for being a man of his word’: Michael Johnson praises Lobov for UFC Moncton promise

Lobov returned the 20% of Michael Johnson’s purse which was awarded to the SBG man after his opponent missed weight ahead of their UFC Moncton clash.

By John Balfe - 8 Nov 2018

UFC featherweight Michael Johnson has praised his UFC Moncton opponent, Artem Lobov, for being true to his word and giving him the 20% of his purse which had been withheld when Johnson missed weight by a pound on the eve of the contest.

Johnson accepted the bout on just two weeks’ notice after the UFC removed Zubaira Tukhugov, Lobov’s original opponent, from the bout for his part in the post-fight melee which occurred after the UFC 229 main event.

However, in the lead-in to the bout Lobov announced that he would repay any percentage of Johnson’s purse if he failed to make the contracted weight of no more than 146-pounds, which means that Lobov would have to arrange the transfer of funds himself.

Well, per Johnson, the cash transfer has been processed.

Writing on Twitter today, Johnson said: “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.”

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