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I suppose if I was best buds with Conor McGregor, I’d totally milk that relationship for all it’s worth, and wear t-shirts that say things like, ‘Hi, I know Conor McGregor’ and maybe get his likeness tattooed across my chest.

Now, McGregor teammate Artem Lobov hasn’t quite gone that far, but you have to know that his whole existence hinges entirely on his relationship with the Irish superstar. In fact, it might not be that far-fetched to assume that if McGregor didn’t exist, neither would Lobov.

But they both exist, and McGregor’s best male soulmate is fighting at UFC Fight Night 118 this weekend against Andre Fili.

Lobov has a somewhat okay record in the Octagon. He likes to stand and bang, and sometimes that works in his favor and sometimes it doesn’t. We’ll see if it does this weekend.

Anyway, here’s a preview vid of the fight.