Conor McGregor would prefer to settle his recent legal issues with Artem Lobov in the street rather than in the courtroom.
That’s what the Irishman suggested in his callout of a former friend who is now suing him for millions. Lobov, a UFC veteran, filed a lawsuit in Ireland’s High Court claiming that he was a founder of McGregor’s popular Proper No. Twelve brand of Irish whiskey. McGregor sold the rights to Jose Cuervo’s parent company last year for an estimated $600 million. Lobov is asking for 5% of the proceeds, or $30 million.
“This is callout to Artem ‘the fanny, furly-pad’ Lobov. I’m challenging you to a fight tonight, 10:30 p.m. at SBG Concord, and we’ll fight for the whole lot. We’ll fight for the whole lot. Going through and having lawyers message me about defamation and all this, suing and all. You’re a little blouse-mate. We’ll see you at SBG Concord tonight at 10:30 p.m. and we’ll fight you for the whole lot, yeah? Answer this f*cking callout, yeah, you little blouse.”
“Artem is trying to sue me and my father for defamation now as well ahahaja oh lord, god bless. Artem you look like an uncooked sausage of a thing. Jump on the pan for minute pal you look rough mate. God bless ya pal.”
Artem Lobov Was a Key Figure in the Infamous Conor McGregor Bus Attack
While ‘The Russian Hammer’ Artem Lobov had a mixed martial arts career that spanned more than a decade, he is most remembered for being a key figure in the infamous Conor McGregor bus attack of 2018. With the feud between McGregor and lightweight rival Khabib Nurmagomedov catching fire, a video surfaced of ‘The Eagle’ and his team cornering Lobov, then a close friend of McGregor, in a hotel hallway.
Nurmagomedov had taken issue with comments Lobov had made in the media and appeared to slap Lobov in the video. When word of the incident got back to Conor McGregor, the Irishman boarded a plane with more than a dozen others and invaded the loading dock at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. McGregor located a bus full of UFC fighters, which he thought Nurmagomedov was on, and proceeded to throw a dolly through a window.
Injuring multiple passengers including Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg, McGregor was arrested. Lobov wasn’t on the bus at the time, but he was pulled from his previously scheduled fight that weekend due to his involvement in the attack.