Conor McGregor becomes immortalised in sculpture

A bust of the Dublin fighter has been created by a French artist

BY Daniel Kelly 07:39 Friday 19 February 2016, 7:39 19 Feb 2016

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UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has been immortalised with a bust, ahead of his fight against Rafael dos Anjos next month.

The lifelike bust has been created by French artist Jean-Baptiste Seckler and is based upon McGregor's regular pose at pre-fight weigh-ins. Seckler has already created stunning busts of people like Michael Jackson and Che Guevara.

McGregor fights dos Anjos in Las Vegas on March 5th for the UFC Lightweight Championship. If the Dubliner were to win, he would become the first fighter in the UFC to hold two belts in two separate divisions consecutively. 

In an interview, released on Thursday, McGregor confirmed he wants to fight in Dublin in the near future. The 27-year-old has not fought in Ireland since his first round stoppage of Diego Brandao in July 2014.

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