One only has to glance at Conor McGregor’s ink to realise that he has a special reverence for powerful animals.
His chest is adorned with a tattoo of a mighty gorilla, inspired by the Straight Blast Gym logo, while on his stomach lies an image of one of nature’s most athletic predators — a tiger.
While on his recent Russian trip as a VIP guest at the World Cup Final between France and Croatia, McGregor found an opportunity to get up, close and personal with a fully-grown tiger.
You can see the video below.
One of the animal’s handlers asks the two-weight UFC world champion if he has ever wrestled a tiger, to which McGregor jokingly responds: “Can I wrestle him?!”
McGregor, who also fed raw meat to the giant cat, later whipped off his top to display his tiger tattoo.
🇮🇪 Conor McGregor 🇮🇪 – Trip to Russia 🇷🇺
✅- Attended World Cup Final ⚽️
✅- Met President Vladimir Putin
✅- Fed a Tiger 🐅 🥩 .. Full video is below ⬇️https://t.co/XFfuZPXKKx 👈#MMA #ConorMcgregor #UFC #Moscow pic.twitter.com/OXwy2IHFXx
— FightingLab (@FightingLabFL) July 16, 2018