TAMPA, Fla. – The last news conference in front of Just Knucke FC 6 took place Thursday, and MMA Junkie was on the spot.
In the main event, one of this year's most anticipated battles in all martial arts will go down as former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi and former UFC fighter Artem Lobov will squash to settle their sweep.
With their history and connections from opposite sides to Conor McGregor, there is no love lost between Malignaggi and Lobov, and it played once again during another crass news conference at Harley Davidson of Brandon. But the security was heavy, and this time neither affected the other.
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During their faceoff, the BKFC president David Feldman tried to get both men turned to the total media, but neither Malignaggi nor Lobov budged for two requests. They were reset in for a tense faceoff until Malignaggi fainted against the cameras. It seemed to be a small victory for Lobov, who saw it as Malignaggi as the first to crack.
You can see their faceoff in the video above.
BKFC 6 takes place on Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall and airs on pay-per-view.
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