Conor McGregor Hung Out With And Praised Vladimir Putin At The World Cup, Made People Very Angry

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Here’s a bromance we never saw coming. Conor McGregor attended Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia as the guest of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

That, however, wasn’t even the weirdest part of the story. The weirdest part was that McGregor, who was celebrating his 30th birthday all weekend, called Putin “one of the greatest leaders of our time” on Instagram, ending his photo caption with a “Go Russia” written in Russian. (Russia wasn’t in the finals, as I mentioned above. Surely he knew that, right?)

“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!”

Naturally, McGregor’s high praise for the Russian leader made many of his fans angry with him, for obvious reasons.

And did I mention he was celebrating his 30th birthday all weekend? Because he was…

Annnnd he’s having another kid.

Quite the weekend, huh?

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