Reports of Artem not being cut and fighting Khabib’s teammate at UFC 229

If the rumors come to fruition, UFC 229 is turning into Team Khabib vs SBG Ireland. The Twitter page of MMA Team Dagestan reports that Khabib Nurmagomedov teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov is squaring off against Conor McGregor bestie, Artem Lobov. After everything that went down at UFC 223, many speculated that it was the end for Artem Lobov. If this rumor proves to be true, he may just be getting started.

Tukhugov is coming off of a two-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Lobov is on a two-fight a losing streak to top competition. It’s not far fetched to say that if this fight is happening, both of them are fighting for their careers.