Conor McGregor has responded to Artem Lobov’s Proper 12 lawsuit.
Earlier this week, McGregor’s former training partner Conor Mcfiled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit claiming that he’s entitled to a percentage of McGregor’s earnings in the $600 million sale of the Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey brand.
According to the Irish Independent, Lobov believes that he is owed 5% of the $600 million Proper 12 salt.
The Irish Independent are reporting Artem Lobov is suing Conor McGregor over Proper No. Twelve whiskey.
Report states that Lobov initiated High Court action yesterday and will claim he had agreement to 5% of McGregor’s portion of the sale of the company.https://t.co/1jMtkZJVYr
— Andy Stevenson (@andyste123) November 23, 2022
Here’s a statement released by Lobov’s lawyer.
“My client is a retired professional fighter with a master’s degree from DCU in Finance and Capital Markets,” “We have issued High Court proceedings on his behalf to enforce an agreement with Mr. McGregor regarding the Proper No. 12 whiskey brand. My client was the initial creator and co-founder of the concept to launch an Irish whiskey brand associated with Mr. McGregor. As these matters are now before the court, we will not be making any further comment.”
On Saturday, McGregor took to social media to call Lobov a “rat” after he filed the lawsuit.
McGregor’s spokesperson released a statement to ESPN regarding the lawsuit.
“Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey was created, developed, branded and tirelessly promoted by Conor McGregor,” McGregor spokesperson Karen Kessler wrote in a statement. “Any suggestion that the plaintiff has a claim to Proper No. Twelve is incorrect.”