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Conor McGregor's likeness will remain eternally preserved ... in wood.

James O'Neal, an artist from New Jersey has debuted a life size sculpture of McGregor, complete with cornrows, abs and ... his fight shorts.

According to the artists Instagram account, he carves life-size animals and mythical creatures. It seems as though the carving of McGregor is the first celebrity based sculpture.

The artist, speaking to, says that the statue was made from one single piece of maple tree, and took over 700 hours to complete.