Conor McGregor will receive a pretty impressive present for his 30th birthday: a massive, marble and silicone statue of himself, valued at over £50,000 (approximately $66,350).
This statue, titled ATLAS, was carved by Birmingham-based, Lithuanian-born “hyperrealistic interpretative sculptor” Edgar Askelovic. Weighing in at more than 200 pounds, this statue will be displayed at London, England’s JD Malat Gallery from July 14 to September 30. It will then be gifted to McGregor, who has already accepted the gift.
“He is a phenomenon of our time – not just a smart athlete, but also a visionary,” Askelovic told Versus of this work. “To create the piece, I looked back to antiquity, when athletes were immortalized in sculptures as gods.
“It’s up to you what you see in it,” Askelovic added. “You can see him as a prisoner, or a god, or just as a person.”
(Real hair was used to make the figure's beard and hair)
“I combined some details from a Michelangelo statue with modern day graffiti to capture the present day’s warrior sensibilities.”
So any of you who thought Conor's ego might finally be deflating a bit this is sure to pump it back up lol