This week the waxwork of Conor McGregor was unveiled at the National Wax Museum in Dublin.
The Museum’s Conor McGregor can be seen flexing his muscles dressed in one of his trademark suits – chosen by the Notorious fighter himself – and tailored by Louis Copeland and Sons.
The response to the figurine was mixed, with many people taking to social media to comment that it doesn’t look very like the UFC fighter.
This waxwork at Ireland’s National Wax Museum is slightly less than Notorious… pic.twitter.com/UjQ8JnR2bj
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) August 18, 2017
Ahead of the big fight a wax work has been designed by someone who’s never actually seen Conor McGregor. pic.twitter.com/NWx4orMaMA
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 17, 2017
Speaking about the Notorious wax figure, Ed Coleman, General Manager of the National Wax Museum say those who have seen it in person were impressed.
“Everybody who was there was very impressed with it. In fact we took it outside at one point for a photo opportunity and a couple of tourists walked by and I said ‘Do you know who this is?’
“And they said: ‘It’s the fighter guy’, so everybody knew who it was anyway and it went down well.” He told RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland.
Speaking about the criticism on Twitter he said: “This is the nature of the beast with social media. We take that in our stride, we know we’re not going to please everybody.”
“I think we could take a picture of the actual Conor McGregor and put it up as the new waxwork and we’d still get criticism for it not looking as good.
The manager also said that they are working with a small team which makes it a tougher job.
“We’re not Madam Tussaud’s; they have teams of dozens of people working on every waxwork. We’ve got one sculptor – that’s PJ – and one make up artist – that’s Susan – to do all of them.”
Conor McGregor’s waxwork is on display at the National Wax Museum on Westmorland Street in Dublin.