Former UFC champion Conor McGregor seems to be having fun in Russia.
One minute he’s checking on the progress of his “Russian compound” in an intentionally vague video posted to Twitter. The next he’s checking out the World Cup final as a “guest” of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Yeah, that’s right. That’s the biggest star in MMA doing the old fighter fist pose thing with the man who many would describe as more of a dictator than a president at this point, and he didn’t stop with a grinning photo op, either. In his caption <a href=" So would now be a good time to ask McGregor how he feels about the many, many human rights abuses that are known or alleged to have taken place in Putin’s Russia? How about all the journalists and critics of Putin who have turned up dead under mysterious circumstances? How about his recent win in an election generally regarded as a “sham” by outside observers?
No? We’re just going to ignore all that and call him a great leader so we can enjoy some World Cup action instead? Cool.
McGregor’s far from the first fighter to get cozy with a dictatorial leader in that part of the world. Former UFC champs like...
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