VIDEO: Conor McGregor appears in bizarre pro-Vladimir Putin Russian news item
We honestly didn't think Conor McGregor and Vladimir Putin would be mentioned in the same breath today, but here we are.
A featurette on the featherweight champion from Russian station Match TV has surfaced online and there's one part which seems a little fishy to us.
Most of the program is pretty standard stuff. A camera crew follows McGregor around Hollywood as he greets fans, checks out suits and gets to work in the gym. There are also interviews with his Russian-born training partner Artem Lobov, his girlfriend Dee Devlin, his movement coach Ido Portal.
However, something seems a bit off about during the segment in the tailors (it's about Conor McGreogr, so there's always a segment in the tailors).
While perusing the suits in the shop, the camera cuts to The Notorious holding up a phone showing an abysmally photoshopped picture of himself shaking hands with the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
"Me and Vlad. Looks good, right? Ah look," McGregor says in a jovial manner.
McGregor then confesses his admiration for Putin and complimented the spirit of the Russian people.
"Putin is a cool man, a martial artist also. Takes no shit. Russian people are strong people. They can spot a bullshitter from a mile away."