UFC star sparks fury after praising Vladimir Putin — Conor McGregor Instagram

McGregor praises Putin after attending World Cup final

While he was at the decider in Moscow, he posed for a snap with the President of the Russian Federation.

That would've been a safe assumption, and although the UFC lightweight champion was in attendance today, he was not there at Putin's request.

The UFC star was at the Longitude festival in Dublin on Saturday, his partner Dee Devlin announced she was pregnant and, on Sunday, he was at the World Cup final.as the guest of Russian premier Vladimir Putin.

"This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time", McGregor said of Putin on social media following France's 4-2 win over Croatia.

He took time out of his weekend though to attend the World Cup final between France and Croatia.

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He ended with "Go Russia". written in Russian. Earlier in the day, he had posted a photo of himself in a seat at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, exclaiming, "A truly unbelievable spectacle!"

There was much drama surrounding the event with Tony Ferguson pulling out due to injury and Conor Mcgregor throwing a dolly at the fighter's bus injuring Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa. Great at fighting, should keep his big mouth shut, ' one Twitter user wrote.

Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has always been seen as McGregor's next opponent in the Octagon.

After defeating "The Underground King" in New York, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two of the promotions belts simultaneously.

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