Conor McGregor attends World Cup final with 'one of the greatest leaders of our time' Vladimir Putin

Conor McGregor has attended the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The MMA fighter, who last fought in a boxing ring in a losing effort to Floyd Mayweather last year, posted a picture of him with Putin on his Instagram account.

The UFC star was in Dublin yesterday for the Longitude Festival, and managed to pop over to Moscow for today's final.

The Dubliner called Putin “one of the greatest leaders of our time” and congratulated him on “an amazing World Cup”.

McGregor posted the message just over an hour after the final in the Russian capitalhad finished and signed it off with the phrase “Go Russia” written in Russian.

France won the final 4-2 against Croatia as Les Bleus won their second World Cup.

- Digital Desk and PA

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