Conor McGregor has come under fire after sharing a photo of himself alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin on Instagram.
McGregor attended the World Cup final as one of Putin's guests according to the caption below the image, in which he also described the Russian President as "one of the greatest leaders of our time".
"Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin," wrote McGregor. "This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him."
That post has been liked almost three million times since it was shared on Sunday evening.
Not everyone was impressed, though.
When your favorite fighter has disappointed you more than once... pic.twitter.com/hLsVpjOEcd
— Plazziibo 💊🎶 (@plazziibo) July 15, 2018
Under Putin, the Russian Government has decriminalised acts of domestic violence, enforced discriminatory LGBTQ laws, and been accused of repeatedly silencing writers and protestors who speak out against them. A list of some of the Russian government's most recent controversies can be found in the Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018.
Mashable has reached out to McGregor's representatives for comment.