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MMA star Conor McGregor wants to buy Chelsea from Russian oligarch

The future of Chelsea FC hangs in a balance after the UK government imposed sanctions on Russian companies and oligarchs who have close ties with President Vladimir Putin. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week, Russian assets were frozen in the UK and numerous other countries. As such, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had to make the difficult decision to sell the club. MMA legend Conor McGregor has expressed his interest in becoming the proud new owner.

Following the announcement of the sanctions, Abramovich gave up control of the Blues and turned it over to the club’s charitable foundation. However, a week later, it has been confirmed that the club will be put up for sale.