"He is a phenomenon of our time - not just a smart athlete", Askelovic said.
According to Aspencrow, it took him five months to craft the statue, which he based on photographs alone.
McGregor, 29, hasn't set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 205, a card where he became the promotion's first simultaneous two-weight world champion.
His first professional boxing bout on 26 August past year saw him stopped in the 10th round by Floyd Mayweather.
The life-like face of McGregor is striking and even features his famous McGregor stomach tattoo, sans the lion.
"You know what? I'm not even thinking about Conor until". "It's normal that someone made a decision to immortalise him in this way".
The artist admits that he hasn't actually spoken to McGregor directly, but has been communicating with him through a friend.
"This is hard work and obsession", said Aspencrow, who created three version of McGregor's statue.
"It's up to you what you see in it", said the artist. "Someone Conor will remind a prisoner, someone- God, and others - ordinary people", - quotes the words of the artist BBC.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has listed a few names that he would fight next if he can't battle it out with Conor McGregor or Georges St-Pierre. "I feel he's my soulmate".
The sculpture, which is appropriately named Atlas, will be unveiled at an art gallery in London on the 14th of July, McGregor's 30th birthday. Some of the decisions he makes might not be correct, but none of us are ideal."And now it's officially weird".