Conor McGregor's praise of Vladimir Putin draws scrutiny

‘One of the greatest leaders of our time!’ - McGregor pictured with Putin at World Cup Final

Conor McGregor is as credible as they come right?

"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. McGregor wasn't in Russia just to take in the spectacle that is the World Cup, apparently he also has ambitions of building a "Russian Compound".

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

The UFC star posted a photo of himself Sunday alongside Russia's president, posing like a tough guy with someone he calls "one of the greatest leaders of our time".

Casting aspersions on his claim that Putin was the "greatest", Trent Reinsmith wrote: 'Next person to interview McGregor needs to ask him how he arrived at this opinion'. But, there's still a delay because of Conor's trial.

Conor McGregor reportedly hauled in over 100 million dollars for his fight with "Money Mayweather", which has led to his long hiatus from mixed martial arts.

McGregor's attendance in Russian Federation comes a few weeks before his next court appearance in NY, after he was charged following an incident at a UFC press event in April.

Conor Mcgregor hasn't fought inside the Octagon in over two years after capturing his second UFC belt with a second-round TKO victory over Eddie Alvarez.

McGregor could face the Russian lightweight champion in Las Vegas in October if he is cleared to fight.

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