Conor McGregor is currently dealing with a plethora of legal issues. McGregor keeps heading to court in Ireland to resolve a driving dispute and along with that he’s been sued by Artem Lobov for 5% of Proper 12 – in addition to defamation.
But many fans of McGregor point out that he’s always been a loyal friend to Artem. Prior to the infamous McGregor bus attack, Artem Lobov was accosted by Khabib Nurmagomedov and reportedly slapped.
Upon hearing of the incident, McGregor dropped everything he was doing, flew to New York and attacked the Bus that carried Nurmagomedov, Chiesa, Namajunas and more UFC aces on route to UFC 223.
This was a big selling point later for the infamous UFC 229 PPV between McGregor and Khabib. But in the bus attack, several people got injured. Chiesa was one of them – and he subsequently filed a civil lawsuit against him for negligence, battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress, among other claims.
Chiesa sustained face cuts in the incident that rendered him unable to face former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. At the time, Chiesa was the highest ranked athlete on the card and was obviously vying for a chance to face Khabib.
According to the new report, an appellate judge reviewed the case in the past month and found it necessary to include the claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress and to properly name the parent company of Madison Square Garden, the UFC 223 venue, as a party to the lawsuit.
On Friday, attorneys representing McGregor and CHiesa filed a stipulation of discontinuance with prejudice according to a report.
This means both parties agree to end lawsuit – and the lawsuit cannot be refiled again.