'He is a phenomenon' – Conor McGregor lands £50,000 heavyweight statue for his 30th birthday
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'He is a phenomenon' – Conor McGregor lands £50,000 heavyweight statue for his 30th birthday

It's a hard life being a world-famous, multimillionaire, championship-winning UFC fighter.

Irish MMA star Conor McGregor has been gifted a "hyper-realistic" sculpture valued at £50,000 as a present for his 30th birthday.

Lithuanian artist Edgar Askelovic spent five months creating the statue of the Crumlin native, which can be seen (on the left, duh) below:

Askelovic - better known as 'Aspencrow' - handcrafted the 100kg sculpture using high quality photographs of McGregor as reference.

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"It is an honour Conor has accepted this as a gift from me," said the Vilnius-born, Birmingham-based sculptor.

"He is a phenomenon of our time - not just a smart athlete, but also a visionary."

Entitled 'Atlas', the piece will be unveiled at McGregor's 30th birthday bash at London’s JD Malat Gallery on Saturday.