Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Artist creates insane life-sized sculpture of Conor McGregor for his 30th birthday

“ATLAS”, sculpture. Platinum silicone and marble powder “ATLAS”, sculpture. Platinum silicone and marble powder
Charles Bowen | 12 July, 2018, 02:22

"You know what, I'm not even thinking about Conor till - I'm serious", White told reporters during the UFC 226 post-fight press conference.

McGregor, from Dublin, made his name fighting in the UFC, winning featherweight and lightweight titles.

"If not Conor, if not GSP, I think Alvarez vs. Poirier, I think the victor deserves a title shot".

McGregor has not fought since his boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

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.

The artist admits that he hasn't actually spoken to McGregor directly, but has been communicating with him through a friend.

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The current UFC lightweight champion is slowly but surely preparing to defend his strap this fall and has a few names in mind for his next potential title defense but they are not the clear-cut names you might think of due to the fact that McGregor and GSP are now not available due to various issues.

The sculpture, which depicts McGregor bursting out of a block of marble, is part of an edition of three unique variations of the piece and will be unveiled at Mayfair's JD Malat Gallery on July 14. "You can see him as a prisoner, or a God, or just as a person. He's a great guy", Aspencrow continued. "I feel he's my soulmate".

"Some of the decisions he makes might not be correct, but none of us are ideal".

"That's how I got the information that he knows about the sculpture, and that he accepts it", he told the BBC.

The statue of McGregor, which was handcrafted over the course of five months and has been valued at €50,000, will go on display in London's JD Malat Gallery this weekend before being given to the MMA fighter in a few months time.

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