THE world’s first wax figure of Conor McGregor packed a punch as it was unveiled today by Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
Notorious by name, notorious by nature, Conor’s new figure attracted a lot of attention on his arrival as locals swarmed on the Enigma gym to challenge the champ champ to a fight.
McGregor appears in his colourful UFC shorts and standing in a fighting pose dressed in a Versace dressing gown, with his signature tattoos emblazoned across his chest.
Creating Conor’s wax figure was an in-depth and thorough process, with a dedicated team of sculptors observing and analysing hundreds of photographs to ensure as accurate a likeness as possible. The figures are created by expert teams of sculptors, moulders, colourists and hair stylists.
Conor’s figure in particular needed close attention to replicate his detailed tattoos across his torso and arms.
After starting his career as a successful mixed martial artist at the age of 18, McGregor went on to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship becoming the lightweight champion and former featherweight champion, the only fighter to be the titleholder in two UFC divisions simultaneously.
McGregor was also recently revealed as the most googled sport star of 2017, beating the likes of Tom Brady and LeBron James, proving the athlete has become a global sensation.