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Controversial pal of Vladimir Putin, Conor McGregor has by no means hidden his admiration for the Russian chief. So a lot in order that the Notorious offered him a bottle of his whiskey… leading to an surprising reaction round the chief of the Kremlin.
These are phrases he should remorse. Invited by Vladimir Putin to a soccer World Cup match in 2018, Conor McGregor was rave about the head of state of Russia:
This man is one in all the best leaders of our period, I used to be honored to be at his aspect.
Inevitably, with hindsight, this assumed rapprochement of the Notorious with Putin goes badly, and it is a protected wager that the Irishman will distance himself from the authoritarian chief throughout his subsequent media outings…
Conor McGregor presents Putin a whiskey… the reaction takes him by shock
Still, at the time, to make an excellent impression throughout his assembly with the statesman, Conor McGregor determined to provide him a bottle of his model of whiskey, “Proper Twelve”. Only right here it's: nothing is simple round Vladimir Poutine, and the first reaction of the armada which surrounds the chief was to concern a poisoning. The Dublin native remembers:
People do not know that the very first bottle of Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey we produced, I gave it to Vladimir Putin as a present. The factor is, his safety is wonderful as you recognize – Vladimir is not any joke. So I gave him the bottle, his safety picked it up and had it analyzed instantly. They made positive that the liquid contained was protected, that it was not poisoned. And then they returned it to Vladimir.
An anecdote that surprises at first sight, however which is all in all logical. McGregor, he should in any case now assume this well-known shot, which he had relayed himself on his Instagram account…
For the report, the safety service shortly ordered McGregor to take away his hand from Putin's shoulder after this shot, the UFC fighter having violated customs by permitting himself such familiarity with the Kremlin tenant.
McGregor, who hasn't spoken to Putin since the unlikely encounter, maintains he is positive the Russian head of state appreciated the consideration. What can also be sure is that the Notorious might have distributed with such a gesture…