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02nd Mar 2016

Guy who UFC signed to lose wants Artem Lobov next

The Truth wants the Hammer

Ben Kiely

Remember Mike “The Truth” Jackson? Well, apparently he’s not finished in the UFC.

Jackson (0-1, 0-1 UFC), a professional photographer by trade, was signed by the UFC to take on Mickey Gall (2-0, 1-0 UFC) at Fight Night 82, with the winner getting the opportunity to welcome CM Punk (0-0, 0-0 UFC) to the sport of MMA.

However, the promotion’s big wigs never hid the fact that they wanted Gall to win and fight Punk after he called out the former wrestler in Dana White’s ego-massaging web series “Looking for a Fight”. Simply put, they signed Jackson to lose to Gall and boy did he deliver by getting submitted at just 0:45 of the first round.

Nearly a month after the card, Jackson has decided to start campaigning for his second professional fight which he wants to be against SBG’s Artem Lobov (11-12-1-1NC, 0-2 UFC) under the UFC banner. Lobov also featured on UFC Fight Night 82’s early preliminary card, losing by unanimous decision to Alex White (11-2, 2-2 UFC)

Lobov has seen Jackson’s call-out on Twitter and the Russian Hammer seems more than happy to throw down with the relative newcomer to the sport.