Conor McGregor on Putin: "One of the greatest leaders of our time"

Commenters were not happy with Conor's post

INSTAGRAM CONOR MCGREGOR FURY Commenters were not happy with Conor's post

"Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian president Vladimir Putin", McGregor wrote after posting a photo alongside Putin.

'Today was an honor for me Mr. Putin.

Conor McGregor's recent high praise of Vladimir Putin has proven the old adage, "politics makes unusual bedfellows", true.

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McGregor's cage rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, the current UFC lightweight champion, was also in the Russian capital. Your guess is as good as mine.

As France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final to claim its second-ever World Cup, congratulations and accolades poured in from around the world. This time, more than a few social media users took exception to his praise for Putin, with one writing in reply to the Irishman, "You may be my favorite fighter of all time but no, man, Putin is not a great leader".

Conor and Dee welcomed their first child, whom they named Jack McGregor, in May 2017. But, there's still a delay because of Conor's trial.

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Fans reactions were, of course, less than positive, with one fan asking how he'd come to that conclusion, and another fan joking that McGregor is really Sacha Baron Cohen "playing the long game" because "nothing else makes sense anymore".

Earlier on Sunday, McGregor hinted that a fight with Nurmagomedov was moving closer when he tweeted a video of himself in a auto with the caption, "My Russian compound is taking shape".

McGregor made a court apperance last month after he was charged with several crimes following an April bus attack.

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