Conor McGregor dubs his World Cup host Putin ‘one of the greatest leaders of our time’
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Conor McGregor dubs his World Cup host Putin ‘one of the greatest leaders of our time’

CONTROVERSIAL UFC star Conor McGregor has shared a picture of himself with Vladimir Putin at the World Cup final, dubbing the Russian president ‘one of the greatest leaders of our time’.

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

Posting a picture of himself with the Russian president on Instagram, McGregor commented: “Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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“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.”

The post may have been a dig at Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was in the bus McGregor attacked in April.

Nurmagomedov, from the Russian Republic of Dagestan, was also at the final but didn’t appear to be a guest of Putin.

The two fighters have been engaged in a war of words amid rumours a fight is in the works.

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Whatever the reason behind the post, McGregor's picture and praise of Putin drew a mixed reaction online…

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