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So, it's safe to say that following this weekend's events, Conor McGregor really is the man of the moment.

OK, he may have lost to Mayweather, but his larger than life personality, graceful defeat and em, his own range of whiskey, have capapulated the Crumlin native to new levels of fame.


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Love him or hate him, the UFC champion has nothing but pride for his home country and just like many national treasures that came before him, one man believes Conor's achievements should be honoured in the form of a life-sized gold statue (afterall, we did it for Joe Dolan, so why not?).

Youtuber, Eamon John, built the impressive statue in his back garden in Clontarf, and we have to admit, it's pretty incredible.

Inspired by an Instagram post under which The Notorious commented “someone make that into a staue,” the 21-year-old decided to do just that.

"The reason I'm doing this is because I ain't got no job and I'm trying to figure out what to do," he explained in the video.

"I saw Conor McGregor posted an Instagram photo in that position, saying 'someone make a statue out of this'.

"Then a few weeks later he posted a gold statue in a shop of a jaguar or something and said 'make my statue this colour' – so I was kinda like OK.”

Bravo Eamon. We reckon Conor is going to love this.



Earlier this year, on the eve of International Women’s day, ‘Fearless Girl’ was installed on New York’s Wall Street.

The bronze statue stands at 50-inches tall and depicts a little girl with her hands on her hips staring down the ’Charging Bull’ which has stood in the financial district since 1987.

The stunt was praised by women’s groups around the world and a petition to allow the artwork to remain gathered more than 19,000 signatures.

In response, mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio announced the statue had been granted permission to stay until February 2018. 

However, Arturo Di Modica, the artist who created the famous ‘Charging Bull’ has now accused New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the opposing statue to be installed. 

According to The Independent, the sculptor referred to the statue an 'advertising trick' and claimed it had infringed on his own artistic copyright by changing the creative dynamic of the original piece.

Di Modica and his lawyer, Norman Siegel, are expected to hold a new conference on Wednesday where they will explain how and why they will challenge the city officials who allowed the statue to remain. 

'Fearless Girl' has been a popular addition to New York's streets and fans of the art aren't letting her go without a fight. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



Rihanna is in Berlin at the moment and when she was wandering around the streets, she came across a massive statue of herself.


The whole thing was captured on Snapchat and she looked totally blown away.


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She even met the artist of the piece, Juan Sebastian Pelaez, who told her a bit about why he created it.


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And of course, she posed beside it like the Goddess she is.

Nobody can do it like Rihanna.



Today would have been the late Amy Winehouse’s 31st birthday, and in her honour, a life-sized statue has been erected in her favourite part of London – Camden Street. The bronze statue was created by Scott Eaton, a London-based sculptor, who wanted to capture Amy’s "attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity" in the sculptor.  

Located in Camden’s Stable Market, the statue shows the Back to Black singer with her hand on her hip, grabbing her skirt which the artist sees as “small elements that contribute to the personality of the piece”.

Talking about the statue, Amy’s dad, Mitch said: "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time."

The 27-year-old died three years ago due to accidental alcohol poisoning and her family set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation to “prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people”

So if you are heading to London anytime soon, make sure you pop by the statue.




There have been many memorable selfies but this person’s attempt to take a picture of the Drunken Satyr at the Milan’s Academy of Fine Arts ended in disaster.

It seems he or she thought it would be a good idea to climb on top of the famous statue and take a selfie but instead ended up snapping off the Satyr’s leg in the process.

Even though no one has come forward about the failed selfie attempt, museum authorities believe that a foreign student seen at the time was probably responsible for damaging the famous art work.

But technical problems with the museum’s camera footage has prevented security from finding out who really  damaged the statue, so it seems we’ll never know who was responsible for this epic selfie fail.

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