Conor McGregor Praises Vladimir Putin As World Cup Guest

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2018

"Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin", McGregor wrote for the caption on a series of photos featuring himself with Putin.

'Today was an honor for me Mr. Putin.

Conor McGregor poses with Vladimir Putin.

It ends with "Go Russia" in Russian. Your guess is as good as mine.

According to the Daily Mail, the MMA fighter-turned-quasi-celebrity and the Russian head of state were sitting together at a World Cup match, where the duo met at the Luzhniki Stadium during the final.

But eagle-eyed social media users couldn't help but notice the birthday cake behind him.

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While it was an incredible World Cup for everyone watching, it was most successful for Vladimir Putin.

While Stuart Henderson tweeted: "What is Conor 'gangsta" McGregor playing at?' But, there's still a delay because of Conor's trial. At that time, McGregor, apparently upset because Nurmagomedov had been involved in an altercation with a member of his camp, attacked a bus transporting the Russian and several other UFC fighters and staffers away from the arena ahead of UFC 223.

The fighter - due in court in NY later this month in relation to an attack on a bus in April - revealed he was invited as a guest of Putin.

Earlier on Sunday, McGregor hinted that a fight with Nurmagomedov was moving closer when he tweeted a video of himself in a auto with the caption, 'My Russian compound is taking shape'.

On a related note, McGregor hasn't fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since winning the 155-pound title in November 2016 by knocking out Eddie Alvarez.

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