Former UFC champion Conor McGregor was invited as a personal guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the World Cup championship match in Russia between France and Croatia.

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“Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” McGregor posted on Instagram. “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.”

McGregor is expected to return to the U.S. this month and resolve his issues with the New York courts over an incident earlier this year.

Enjoying the World Cup final in Russia. A truly amazing spectacle!

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