Conor McGregor will celebrate his 30th birthday this weekend, and he's set to receive a 16-stone statue of himself as one of his presents.

A Lithuanian-born sculptor Aspencrow, real name Edar Askelovic, has created a life-size statue of the UFC star and he is set to gift it to McGregor for his birthday.

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"It is an honour that Conor has accepted this gift from me," the artist told The Evening Standard. "He is a phenomenon of our time, not just a smart athlete but also a visionary."

"To create the piece, I looked back to antiquity, when athletes were immortalised in sculptures as gods. I combined some details from a Michelangelo statue with a modern-day graffiti to capture the present day’s warrior sensibilities," he continued to say of the piece, named Atlas.

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"People of our generation grew up on graffiti and hooliganism so I’ve displayed part of his tattoos on his back in graffiti."

The statue of McGregor, which was handcrafted over the course of five months and has been valued at €50,000, will go on display in London's JD Malat Gallery this weekend before being given to the MMA fighter in a few months time.

The work will be open to be viewed by the public in the gallery from July 14 to September 30.

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