Saturday 23 September 2017

Irishman builds life-size gold statue of Conor McGregor

Eamon Heneghan created the life-size gold statue of Conor McGregor
Eamon Heneghan created the life-size gold statue of Conor McGregor
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

An Irishman has built a gold life-size statue of MMA fighter Conor McGregor after his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather over the weekend.

Irishman Eamon Heneghan made a video explaining why he made the life-size statue.

"The reason I'm doing this is because I ain't got no job and I'm trying to see what I can do," Eamon Heneghan explained in his viral video.

"I saw Conor McGregor posted an Instagram photo on that position, saying 'someone make that into a statue'. Then a few weeks later he posted a gold statue of a jaguar or something and said 'make my statue this colour'.

"So I was kinda like 'OK'," he added.

The life-size statue stands at 5ft9 and is currently outside Eamon's house.

"It took about ten days to build but only a few hours work each day.

"It was made for a wooden frame, chicken wire paper machete and then clay finsh and a fold spray," Eamon told Independent.ie.

"I'd love to keep it but I'd love if Conor some how saw it, whether it was online or in person.

"Either would just make me so happy. I'm such a big fan and find him so inspirational."

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