Artem Lobov’s failed attempt to stop Conor McGregor from calling him names on social media will cost Russian Hammer money.
The Supreme Court of Ireland, which dismissed Lobov’s insult claim against McGregor late last year, ruled that the Russian-Irish fighter will pay the legal costs associated with the consideration of this issue.
Two weeks earlier, Judge Garrett Simons had said that McGregor’s insults “are within the scope and are part of the trash talk used by MMA fighters,” thereby legislating the Irishman’s right to publicly call his former sparring partner a “rat,” which he promptly took advantage of.
However, Lobov will only pay legal fees after the court decides on his first lawsuit against McGregor, in which he identifies himself as the author of the idea to launch the Proper No. whiskey brand. 12, and demands five per cent of the six hundred million dollars the Irishman made from his sale.