McGregor Calls Out Lobov, Wants to Settle Proper No. 12 Lawsuit in Gym

Conor McGregor, UFC 264
Conor McGregor, UFC 264 Pre-Fight Press Conference Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Conor McGregor is trying to line up a fight — at his home gym of SBG Ireland.

Just days after news broke that former friend and training partner Artem Lobov had sued him, potentially for millions, McGregor suggested they settle the dispute in the cage. Tonight.

McGregor’s initial response to the lawsuit, made over the weekend, called Lobov a rat, but he went more in-depth into the matter on Tuesday, revealing that the lawsuit had been expanded. “Artem is trying to sue me and my father for defamation now as well ahahaja oh lord, god bless,” the Irish star wrote on social media. “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.”

In a voice post made a short time later, McGregor can be heard challenging Lobov to a fight.

“This is callout to Artem, the fanny, fairy pad Lobov. I’m challenging you to a fight tonight, 10:30PM at SBG Concord, and we’ll fight for the whole lot,” exclaimed McGregor. “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 fairy, 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.”

Lobov was tagged in the post.

McGregor and Lobov had been fast friends during the rise of “The Notorious,” with the former double-champ bringing “The Russian Hammer” into the UFC while coaching on The Ultimate Fighter 22. Later, Lobov would become the center of a heated rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, after Nurmagomedov’s team surrounded the SBG Ireland fighter in the build-up to UFC 223. That led McGregor to head to New York City and storm the Barclay’s Center in the infamous “bus attack” incident, looking for vengeance, which in turn led to the chaos at UFC 229.

Those days, it seems, are long forgotten, with Conor and his ex-pal on the outs.