Conor McGregor is getting a life-size statue of himself for his 30th birthday 2 years ago

Conor McGregor is getting a life-size statue of himself for his 30th birthday

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Controversial MMA fighter Conor McGregor has decided to gift himself the only thing he doesn't already own, and that is a life-size statue of himself carved out of stone.

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The 16-stone statue is one of three pieces being meticulously sculpted by Lithuanian artist Aspencrow, who has spent the majority of his year sculpting the UFC champion.

Aspencrow, who refers to himself as a "Hyperrealistic Interpretative Sculptor", uploaded several pictures of his progress onto his professional Instagram page.

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The pieces depict the Crumlin native emerging from a block of stone and come in three versions – two of which will be displayed in London galleries and one which will become McGregor's personal property.

He turns 30 on 14 July and it's believed that the statue will be gifted to the UFC star to ring in his next decade.

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Aspencrow is set to unveil the statue in London’s JD Malat Gallery this weekend, where it will be open to the public from 14 July - 30 September.

McGregor appeared in court just last month following an altercation which saw the Dubliner and his 30-strong entourage gain unauthorised access to and rampage the Barclays Center in April.

The group of men made their presence known and continued to cause a huge disturbance in the loading area of the New York venue.

It's understood that McGregor is to return to court on 26 July to enter a plea for the charges of assault and criminal mischief that are pending against him.

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