Conor McGregor will flip 30 on Saturday, July 14, and Lithuanian artist Edgar Askelovic — additionally referred to as Aspencrow within the artwork world — will current McGregor a 220-pound sculpture, which portrays the Irishman as a Greek god.
The statue of the previous UFC featherweight and light-weight champion is value greater than $58,000.
Askelovic made three variations of the sculpture, with different two being proven after which offered at London Mayfair’s JD Malat Gallery.
What made Askelovic resolve he needed to do that venture on McGregor?
“To create the piece, I regarded again to antiquity, when athletes had been immortalized in sculptures as gods,” Askelovic instructed The Night Customary. “I mixed some particulars from a Michelangelo statue with modern-day grafﬁti to seize the current day’s warrior sensibilities.”
McGregor hasn’t competed contained in the Octagon since capturing the light-weight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in Nov. 2016 and it’s unknown when he’ll return. McGregor did combat final yr, however inside a boxing ring, dropping by tenth-round TKO to Floyd Mayweather.
UFC president Dana White mentioned over the weekend that any discussions of a rumored combat between McGregor and light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t start till McGregor will get by means of his July 26 court docket look in New York for a throwing a dolly by means of a UFC bus previous to April’s UFC 223.