Conor McGregor Praises Vladimir Putin, Calls Him 'One of the Greatest Leaders'July 15, 2018
UFC star Conor McGregor is never shy about sharing his opinion, and he used social media to take on world politics Sunday.
The Irish star posted a picture of himself and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Instagram along with some flattering comments:
"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."
He ended his post in Russian, writing "Go Russia!"
Russia hosted the World Cup over the past month. The event culminated with France defeating Croatia in Sunday's final with Putin and apparently McGregor in attendance.
Interestingly, McGregor's rival and Russian MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov was also at the match, per Ryan Harkness of MMA Mania.