Following the weigh-in for his fight with Paulie Malignaggi this weekend at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6, Artem Lobov appeared to kick out at some fans after a brief altercation.
Both Malignaggi and Lobov successfully weighed in under the 155-pound weight limit for their fight. After, Lobov is seen rallying up the crowd raising his Irish and Russian flags before something is thrown his way on stage.
Things get heated between Fans and Lobov #BKBFC6 pic.twitter.com/lptv2Ng6bw— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) June 21, 2019
Some fans then start to clearly frustrate Lobov as “The Russian Hammer” walked over to them and flipped them off. One of the men appeared to lunge towards Lobov which caused the SBG fighter to kick out at the fans.
There has been a lot of bad blood between both men in the lead up to this weekend’s fight. It started when Malignaggi slapped Lobov at a BKFC media day in April, and things have even escalated as far as Malignaggi threatening to “break Lobov’s teeth and urinate in his mouth.”
You can watch the weigh-in video for BKFC 6 and get up to date with the full fight card here. The card will is available to purchase on FITE TV.