Conor McGregor got to sit in on the World Cup final in person this weekend, showing up as a guest of none other than Vladimir Putin.
The UFC star posted a photo of himself Sunday alongside Russia’s president, posing like a tough guy with someone he calls “one of the greatest leaders of our time.”
Conor’s caption reads:
“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 with “Go Russia” … written in Russian. Hopefully they’re both aware Russia got knocked out in the quarter finals, but that’s beside the point. What’s important (and weird) is that Conor is super chummy with Putin … who’s considered by many as a fearless and sometimes ruthless ruler who goes voraciously deep into the hearts of his enemies
France went ahead to defeat Croatia in the final match of the World Cup, which saw the French team clinching their second World Cup title.
The next World Cup will be hosted in Qatar.