Conor McGregor receives £50,000 statue of himself for 30th birthday

Conor McGregor

"He is a phenomenon of our time - not just a smart athlete, but also a visionary".

The sculpture depicts the soon-to-be 30-year-old fighter bursting out of a block of marble, as it reportedly took Aspencrow five months to handcraft the 100kg piece from photographs alone.

Born in Dublin in 1988, McGregor rose to become one of the biggest stars in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA).

The former two-weight champion McGregor has still not fought in the octagon since November 2016, but speculation of him returning against lightweight rival Khabib Nurmagomedov is intensifying.

Last August, he switched to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather.

Known for his bad-boy behaviour and extensive tattoos, McGregor is due in court later this month to face charges of assault and criminal mischief.


Controversial MMA fighter Conor McGregor has made a decision to gift himself the only thing he doesn't already own, and that is a life-size statue of himself carved out of stone. "It's normal that someone made a decision to immortalise him in this way".

Valued at £50,000 ($66,000), the statue, described as hyerperrealistic, will be unveiled at London's JD Malat Gallery on McGregor's 30th birthday, July 14.

Aspencrow admitted he had neither met nor spoken to McGregor directly, communicating instead via one of the fighter's friends. "I don't know what's going to happen - is he going to get fined, be on probation, is he going to get this, that - when that is over with, then we will start talking about him fighting".

"This is hard work and obsession", said Aspencrow, who created three version of McGregor's statue.

It's up to you what you see in it. "Someone Conor will remind a prisoner, someone- God, and others - ordinary people", - quotes the words of the artist BBC. "I feel he's my soulmate".

McGregor, who turns 30 on July 14, will be gifted a hyperrealistic sculpture of himself by fan and artist Aspencrow.

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