Conor McGregor attends World Cup final as guest of Vladimir Putin
The Irish fighter posted a picture of him and the Russian leader on Sunday.
Conor McGregor has said he attended the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The mixed martial artist, who last fought in a boxing ring in a losing effort to Floyd Mayweather last year, posted a picture of him with Putin on his Instagram account.
Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him. Today was an honor for me Mr. Putin. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing World Cup. Россия вперёд!
The Irish fighter, a former double UFC champion, called Putin “one of the greatest leaders of our time” and congratulated him on “an amazing World Cup”.
McGregor posted the message just over an hour after the final in Moscow had finished and signed it off with the phrase “Go Russia” written in Russian.
France won Sunday’s final 4-2 against Croatia as Les Bleus won their second World Cup.