Conor McGregor hails Vladimir Putin as 'one of the greatest leaders of our time'

 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.  Wait, what?  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...   Click here  to view the full article on MMA Junkie.

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.

Wait, what?

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...

Click here to view the full article on MMA Junkie.

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