Preceding his anticipated return to the UFC, which ought to take place before the end of the year, Conor McGregor attended the 2018 World Cup final, witnessing France’s victory against Croatia. Invited by Vladimir Putin, he obviously took great pleasure at being welcomed by the Russian president. A very controversial leader, Putin nevertheless received a very complimentary message from The Notorious: ‘Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honoured to attend such a landmark event at his side. Today was an honour for me Mr. Putin. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing World Cup.’ This won’t be the first, nor the last, risky move of The Notorious!