Conor McGregor proved himself as a genius inside and outside the cage, resulting in earning the first-ever UFC double champion and one of the richest athletes of all time.
After amassing his legacy in the combat sport, ‘Notorious’ took some time off to enlarge his financial; legacy as he is now an owner of multiple brands. That said, the Proper 12 Irish whiskey remains one of his first made brands.
While McGregor became the richest athlete of 2021 after selling major portions of the Irish whiskey, the brand remains dearest to him. Nevertheless, McGregor’s former friend Artem Lobov has had a failed attempt to grab portions of the brand.
Lobov once sued McGregor and demanded that he deserved portions of the brand since he helped ‘Notorious’ build it. The claim was rejected in an Irish court as Conor McGregor ended his friendship with Lobov.
Now reports of Bloody Elbow cited that Conor McGregor had actually wanted to help Artem Lobov and had offered a million. However, Lobov rejected it back then.
The reports cite, “Lobov took McGregor to court claiming he is owed a share of the proceeds of McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand fortune. Lobov has claimed he is owed this money because he gave McGregor the idea to launch his own whiskey brand.”
“Lobov claimed that McGregor offered him $1 million in 2020 but he turned it down.”
Following the court’s order, Conor McGregor is left with all the assets with Artem Lobov getting none of the shares. Meanwhile, the UFC superstar has also created brands like Forged Irish Stout, August McGregor, McGregor fitness, MacLife media, and more. On the contrary, Artem Lobov’s MMA career is finished and doesn’t look likely to get resurrected again.
When Can Conor McGregor Return To Fighting?
Dana White has announced the headliners up until UFC 299, in March. So, McGregor can only return after that. UFC 300 in April is expected to be a massive event . Now, ‘Notorious’ has cited his intentions of making a comeback at UFC 300.
Dana White, however, hasn’t reflected similar emotions. Meanwhile, McGregor’s coach John Kavanaugh has claimed that they are looking at July to set the suitable return. So, it’s s till too early to predict when Conor McGregor would enter the UFC octagon again. But it is extremely likely that we see him fight in 2024.