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Conor McGregor got to sit in on the World Cup final in person this weekend, showing up as a guest of none other than Vladimir Putin.

One of the greatest leaders of our time?

Conor McGregor has sent a message of support to Paul Pogba ahead of this afternoon's World Cup final.

"This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time", McGregor said of Putin on social media following France's 4-2 win over Croatia.

That would've been a safe assumption, and although the UFC lightweight champion was in attendance today, he was not there at Putin's request.

ET Canada has reached out to McGregor's rep for further comments.

She confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Saturday night, wishing the UFC fighter a happy birthday.

The pair could meet in the Octagon on October 6 in Las Vegas but McGregor must first attend a NY court later this month.

Nurmagomedov, from the Russian Republic of Dagestan, was also at the final but didn't appear to be a guest of Putin.

Notorious was at the Luzhniki Stadium at the same time as rival Khabib Nurmagomedovm, who he fight.

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McGregor has not fought in the UFC since he beat Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

The two fighters have been engaged in a war of words amid rumours a fight is in the works.